My life and loves 1922 By Frank Harris Autobiography Free PDF book ( +18 ) First Volume

My life and loves 1922 By Frank Harris Autobiography +18 First Volume  Free PDF book 



Frank Harris was an Irish-American editor, novelist, short story writer, journalist, and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States early in life, working in a variety of unskilled jobs before attending the University of Kansas to read law.


An excerpt from the author's introduction:


I record the shameful fact for the benefit of those Rebels and Lovers of the Ideal who will surely find themselves in a similar plight in future emergencies. Myself, I do not complain. On the whole, I have received better treatment in life than the average man and more lovingkindness than I perhaps deserved. I make no plaint.


If America had not reduced me to penury I should probably not have written this book as boldly as the ideal demanded.


At the last push of Fate (I am much nearer seventy than sixty) we are all apt to sacrifice something of Truth for the sake of kindly recognition by our fellows and a peaceful ending. Being that u wicked animal", as the French say, "who defends himself when he is attacked'' I turn at length to the bay, without any malice, I hope, but also without any fear such as might prompt compromise. I have always fought for the Holy Spirit of Truth and have been, as Heine said he was, a brave soldier in the Liberation War of Humanity: now one fight more, the best and the last.


There are two main traditions of English writing: the one of perfect liberty, that of Chaucer and Shakespeare, completely outspoken, with a certain liking for lascivious details and witty smut, a man's speech: the other emasculated more and more by Puritanism and since the French Revolution, gelded to tamest propriety; for that upheaval brought the illiterate middle-class to power and ensured the domination of girl-readers. Under Victoria, English prose literature became half childish, as in stories of "Little Mary", or at best provincial, as anyone may see who cares to compare the influence of Dickens, Foreign masterpieces such as "Les Coxites Drolatiques" and "L'Assommoir 11 were destroyed in Lon- don as obscene by a magistrate's order; even the Bible and Shakespeare were expurgated and all books dolled up to the prim decorum of the English Sunday- school. And America with unbecoming humility worsened the disgraceful, brainless example. All my life, I have rebelled against this old maid's canon of deportment, and my revolt has grown st longer with advancing years.

My Life and Loves is the autobiography of the Ireland-born, naturalized-American writer and editor Frank Harris. As published privately by Harris between 1922 and 1927, and by Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press in 1931, the work consisted of four volumes, illustrated with many drawings and photographs of nude women.

The book contains naked pictures of women


Author: Frank Harris
Publication Date: 1922

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