Havelock Ellis (Ellis Havelock)( English psychologist and writer.)
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Biography Havelock Ellis (Ellis Havelock)
Born February 2, 1859 in Croydon, near London in the family captain. Havelock read a lot and in 1871 was his first book, Treasures of the Bible (The Precious Stones of the Bible). At the age of sixteen went to Australia. He returned to England and spent seven years studying medicine at the hospital Sv. Thomas.
Ellis had a penchant for publishing and began with a series of old plays 'Rusalka' (Mermaid Series of Old Dramatics), collection of works of playwrights of Elizabethan and Restoration periods, prepared by the manuscripts. He began publishing a series of modern science (Contemporary Science Series), for which in 1889 wrote a book criminal (The Criminal), first in England criminological research. In the same year published a book The New Spirit (The New Spirit) - the study of creativity Whitman, Ibsen, and Huysmans. During these years, Ellis was collecting material for his monumental seven-Labor Studies psychology of sex (Studies in the Psychology of Sex, 1898-1928). In 1894, he published his book Man and Woman (Man and Woman), which is considered as an introduction to research.
Research psychology of sex have been written mainly with the biological and anthropological point of view and intended primarily for scientists. When Ellis left the work of sexual perversion, the book was banned, but extends its bookseller was committed to trial. The author never tried to publish research in England. Subsequent volumes were published from 1901 Philadelphia (pc. Pennsylvania) in 1910 was finished the sixth volume, and the final - Eonizm and additional studies (Eonism and Supplementary Studies) - was published in 1928.
Although Ellis is best known as author of works on sexology, he left an imprint on the study of literature, sociology, essays. Among his works in these areas - Assertions (Affirmations, . 1936), . Nationalization of Health (Nationalization of Health, . 1892) and tasks of social hygiene (The Task of Social Hygiene, . 1912), . The Soul of Spain (The Soul of Spain, . 1908), . The World of Dreams (The World of Dreams, . 1911) and Study of British Genius (A Study of British Genius, . 1904),
. Last years of his life devoted Ellis sketches on sex education, journalism and topical book, My Life (My Life, 1939).
Ellis died in Uoshbruke (Suffolk) 8 July 1939.