Subtitle: The Sex Diary of a Victorian Gentlemen
Described as "pornographic writing of the most explicit and lascivious kind", My Secret Life was banned for decades in both Britain and the USA as pure porn.
Only about 20 sets of My Secret Life were originally published around 1880, possibly in Amsterdam. Each set of eleven volumes cost around £50/ $100, the equivalent of £4000 / $8000 in today’s money.
Sets were owned by Harold Lloyd, the American silent film comedian and producer, and George Mountbatten, the great-grandson of Queen Victoria.
This edition of My Secret Life, is the first compendium of all eleven volumes. Uncensored and unexpurgated, it is also a remarkable social commentary of the times.
ISBN: 978-1873091050 (soft cover, European size)
ISBN: 978-1873091067 (hard cover, US size)
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Jun 26, 2010
Impossible to read in iBooks. The small font and double columns of the text make reading this book on an iPad (much less an iPhone) less than an enjoyable experience. Were it in text, HTML or Word at least it would be convertible to an iBook format. Guess I got spoiled by Volumns I-III free from off the Web in iBook format.
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