Sheila Rowbotham’s biography of Edward Carpenter is the subject of a feature in this month’s Socialism Today. However, if you want to read the piece in full, you’ll have to buy a paper copy, as the article is not currently online – but here is a sneak peek:
One of the achievements of Sheila Rowbotham’s well-researched book is that it graphically illustrates a crucial time in the development of the capitalist system and Britain’s working class. She brings to life the dizzying array of competing ideologies and frenetic activity as the working class struggled to develop an independent class consciousness. It is a fascinating look at the life and times of a fascinating man and era.
The paperback edition of the book will be published soon.