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Towards Democracy

1st Edition

By Edward Carpenter


520 pages

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Edward Carpenter’s Towards Democracy is well-known as a starting point of his later work. Originally written in 1881 whilst taking a break from lecturing in Universities across the UK, this four-volume poem dwells mainly on themes of freedom and equality; values that Carpenter wrote upon many times in his career. Originally published in 1883, this version in 1917, this title will be of interest to students of Sociology and English Literature.

Table of Contents

Part One; 1. Towards Democracy; Part Two; 2. O Freedom, Beautiful Beyond Compare 3. York Minster 4. Sunday Morning after Church 5. High in My Chamber 6. Deep Below Deep 7. Except the Lord 8. I come Forth from the Darkness 9. Sunday Morning Near a Manufacturing Town 10. In the Drawing Room 11.In a Manufacturing Town 12. What Have I to do with Thee 13. As to You, O Moon 14. Squinancy Wort 15. Not of Myself 16. Lo! I Open a Door 17. By This Heart 18. As One who from a High Cliff 19. To One in Trouble 20. These Waves of your Great Heart 21. Thus as I Yearned for Love 22. Eternal Hunger 23. Child of the Lonely Heart 24. To One who is where the Eternal Are 25. Through the Long Night 26. To a Stranger 27. To a Friend 28. Of the Love that you Poured forth 29. As a Woman of a Man 30. O Love, to whom the Poets 31. Who you are I know Not 32. Have Faith 33. I Heard a voice 34. I Know that you are Self-Conscious 35. Who are You 36. Among the Ferns 37. I Heard the Voice of the Woods 38. The Wind Chants Well 39. I am a Voice 40. O Sea with White Lines 41. Home 42. Off Gaspe 43. By the Shore 44. A Military Band 45. Wings 46. On an Atlantic Steamship 47. By Lake Wachusett 48. O Mighty Mother 49. After Long Ages; Part Three; 50. We are a Menace to you O Civilisation 51. After Civilisation 52. The Word Democracy 53. The Meaning of it all 54. These Populations 55. Andromeda 56. The Triumph of Civilisation 57. The Dead Christ 58. Christmas Eve 59. Little Heart within thy Cage 60. When I am Near to You 61. Cradled in Flame 62. All Night Long 63. Of the Past 64. Love’s Vision 65. Nearer than ever Now 66. O Thou whose Form 67. The Elder Soldier to the Younger 68. Into the Regions if the Sun 69. As it Happened 70. Parted Lips 71. Summer Heat 72. A Rivederci 73. Who will Learn Freedom 74. After all Suffering 75. When a Thousand Years have Passed 76. A Message Committed to the Waves 77. Rest at Last 78. The Wind of May 79. O Earth, Scene of what Toil 80. A Voice over the Earth 81. In the Chamber of Birth 82. A Cottage among the Hills 83. Alice 84. Baby Song 85. Early Morning 86. The Golden Wedding 87. The Mother to her Daughter 88. A Sprig of Aristocracy 89. A Scene in London 90. S. James’ Park 91. The Twin Statues of Amenophis 92. Artemidorus, Farewell 93. From Turin to France 94. To the End of Time 95. On the Eve of Departure 96. Arenzano 97. O Tender Heart 98. The Carter 99. The Stone-Cutter 100. The Voice of One Blind 101. A Song in the Old Age 102. In Extreme Age 103. After the Day’s Work 104. I saw a Vision 105. Ah! Blessed is he that hath Escaped 106. The Great Leader 107. I Accept You 108. Sol 109. A Glimpse 110. The Long Day in the Open 111. The Idler 112. In the Deep Cave of the Heart 113. Fly Messenger! Through the Streets of the Cities 114. The Coming of the Lord 115. The Curse of Property 116. Over the Great City 117. Underneath and After All 118. A Hard Saying 119. Not for a Few Months or Years 120. Disentanglement 121. The Mortal Lover 122. The End of Love 123. A New Life 124. The Law of Equality 125. To Thine Own Self be True 126. Abandon Hope all Ye that Enter Here 127. To One Dead 128. Of All the Suffering 129. A Long Journey 130. The Secret of Time and Satan 131. Brief is Pain 132. The Body and the Book; Part 4; 133. Because the Starry Lightnings 134. Who Shall Command the Heart 135. From Caverns Dark 136. The Lake of Beauty 137. The Wandering Psyche 138. I Hear Thy Call, Mysterious Being 139. So Thin a Veil Divides 140. The Open Secret 141. The Songs of the Birds, Who Hears 142. A Child at a Window 143. Night 144. April 145. Lucifer 146. The Ocean of Sex 147. As the Greeks Dreamed 148. In a Scotch-Fir Wood 149. The Dream Goes By 150. Surely the Time will Come 160. The One Foundation 161. A Mightier than Mammoth 162. O Little Sister Heart 163. Forms Eternal as the Mountains 164. Spending the Night Alone 165. O Joy Divine of Friends 166. O Child of Uranus 167. One at a Time 168. The Dead Comrade 169. Philolaus to Diocles 170. Hafiz to the Cup-bearer 171. In the Stone-Floored Workshop 172. The Trysting 173. The Lover Far on the Hills 174. The Babe 175. O Gracious Mother 176. I Saw a Fair House 177. A Dream of Human Life 178. The Coast of Liguria 179. Easter Day on Mt. Mounier 180. At Mentone 181. Monte Carlo 182. India, the Wisdom-land 183. Tanzbodeli 184. A Village Church 185. Sheffield 186. A Lancashire Mill-hand 187. A Trade 188. The Ploughboy 189. The Jackdaw 190. By the Mersey 191. In the British Museum Library 192. Empire 193. The British, A.D. 1901 194. Portland 195. China A.D. 1900 196. Standing Beyond Time 197. Who but the Lover Should Know 198. The Everlasting Now 199. Now is the Accepted Time 200. A Summer Day 201. The Central Calm 202. Widening Circles 203. When I Look Upon Your Faces 204. Life Behind Life 205. The Stupid Old Body 206. The Wandering Lunatic Mind 207. As a Mould for some Fair Form 208. Nothing Less than All 209. Believe Yourself a Whole 210. The Body within the Body 211. In An Old Quarry 212. The Soul to the Body 213. To Become a Creator 214. After Fifty Years 215. Out of the House of Childhood 216. Little Brook without a Name 217. Lo! What a World I Create; A Note on "Toward Democracy"

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

This collection of Edward Carpenter’s works provides an in-depth insight to his most important studies throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Civilisation: It’s Cause and Cure, The Light from the East and The Drama of Love and Death. The ten titles included in this set expand on the well-known poet and philosopher’s socialist views, his studies of Hinduism and his ideas of ‘intermediate types’ which was a particularly important theory in the history of LGBT activism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General