My Secret Life Part One
"My Secret Life was privately published in eleven volumes between 1882 and 1894; only six copies of the work were printed. The books record some forty years int he erotic life of an upper-class Victorian gentleman obsessed with sex and sexual detail. In a preface to the work, "Walter" (the narrator) maintains he kept his diary because the male erotic life had yet to be chronicled. "I determined to write my private life freely as to fact, and in the spirit of the lustful acts done by me, or witnessed," he claims. "It is written therefore with absolute truth and without any regard whatever for what the world calls decency."