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Psychology of Sex-V.2


and Neurologist, the Journal of Mental Science, the Centralblatt für Nervenheilkunde,
the Medico-legal Journal, and the Archivo delle Psicopatie Sessuale. The cases, as they
appear in the present volume, have been slightly condensed, but nothing of genuine
psychological interest has been omitted. Owing to some delay in the publication of
the English edition of the work, a German translation by my friend, Dr. Hans Kurella,
editor of the Centralblatt für Nervenheilkunde, has already appeared (1896) in the
Bibliothek für Sozialwissenschaft. The German edition contains some matter which
has finally been rejected from the English edition as of minor importance; on the
other hand, much has been added to the English edition, and the whole carefully
revised.
I have only to add that if it may seem that I have unduly ignored the cases and
arguments brought forward by other writers, it is by no means because I wish to
depreciate the valuable work done by my predecessors in this field. It is solely
because I have not desired to popularize the results previously reached, but simply
to bring forward my own results. If I had not been able to present new facts in what
is perhaps a new light, I should not feel justified in approaching the subject of sexual
inversion at all.
HAVELOCK ELLIS.
CONTENTS
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION.
SEXUAL INVERSION.
CHAPTER I.—INTRODUCTION.
Homosexuality Among Animals—Among the Lower Human Races—The
Albanians—The Greeks—The Eskimos—The Tribes of the Northwest United
States—Homosexuality Among Soldiers in Europe—Indifference Frequently
Manifested by European Lower Classes—Sexual Inversion at Rome—Homosexuality
in Prisons—Among Men of Exceptional Intellect and Moral Leaders—Muret—
Michelangelo—Winkelmann—Homosexuality in English History—Walt Whitman—
Verlaine—Burton's Climatic Theory of Homosexuality—The Racial Factor—The
Prevalence of Homosexuality Today.
CHAPTER II.—THE STUDY OF SEXUAL INVERSION.
Westphal—Hössli—Casper—Ulrichs—Krafft-Ebing—Moll—Féré—Kiernan—
Lydston—Raffalovich—Edward Carpenter—Hirschfeld.
CHAPTER III.—SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN.
Relatively Undifferentiated State of the Sexual Impulse in Early Life—The Freudian
View—Homosexuality in Schools—The Question of Acquired Homosexuality—
Latent Inversion—Retarded Inversion—Bisexuality—The Question of the Invert's
Truthfulness—Histories.
CHAPTER IV.—SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN.
Prevalence of Sexual Inversion Among Women—Among Women of Ability—Among
the Lower Races—Temporary Homosexuality in Schools, etc.—Histories—Physical
and Psychic Characteristics of Inverted Women—The Modern Development of
Homosexuality Among Women.
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