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The memories of Addington Symonds
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Edited and Introduced by Phyllis Grosskurth. The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds are a startling, engrossing and unique new contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century sexual mores, and an instant, new classic of Victorian autobiography. Written in 1892, but until recently locked in a London library, they reveal the secret homosexual life of a nineteenth century man of letters. Symonds wrote his book knowing that it could never be published in his lifetime, but hoping that posterity would understand and vindicate what his own age despised and hid