First published in 1922, this book contains a collection of fascinating essays on the subject of love and sexuality, written by Havelock Ellis. Henry Havelock Ellis (1859–1939) was an English physician, writer, eugenicist and social reformer who studied human sexuality. Ellis was also an early researcher into the effects of psychedelics and wrote one of the first reports on a mescaline experience in 1896. Originally aimed at adolescents, these essays explore such topics as the moral value of sexual pleasure, reasons for marriage, and the advantages of understanding sexuality from a scientific perspective. A fascinating collection not to be missed by those with an interest in sexuality and the history and development of related ideas. Contents include: “Children and Parents”, “The Meaning of Purity”, “The Objects of Marriage”, “Husbands and Wives”, “The Love-Rights of Women”, “The Play-Function of Sex”, and “The Individual and the Race”. Other notable works by this author include: “A Study of British Genius” (1904), “The Dance of Life” (1923), and “Psychology of Sex” (1933). Read & Co. Great Essays is republishing this collection of classic essays now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.