IN My Days and Dreams, published in I 9 I 6, Edward Carpenter has given us the story of his life up to the age of seventy---a story both comprehensive and entertaining, as many of his readers will doubtless remember. Certain of his friends consequently felt that after his death in I929 a composite memoir could fittingly take the place of a biography. The collecting and editing of the material for this memoir they requested me, as one of his literary executors, to undertake. This I consented to do although with some reluctance, feeling, as I did, that there must be others more fitted than I for such a task.