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MY SECRET LIFE
Escape to the past on an erotic time travel adventure!
"Has anybody but myself faithfully made such a record?...whatever society may say it is but a narrative of human life, perhaps the everyday life of thousands.....if the confession could be had." Walter
My Secret Life is the longest autobiography ever written. Penned anonymously during the 1800s by a wealthy and sex obsessed English gentleman who refers to himself simply as 'Walter', it offers an eye and thigh opening account of life behind closed doors in the Victorian era. Banned from publication for its extreme and explicit content for nearly a century, My Secret Life is now being released as a fully scored immersive audiobook, with narration and music by film composer Dominic Crawford Collins.
A candid memoir recounting the author's erotic experiences from childhood onwards, My Secret Life not only offers us a fascinating insight into the mind of someone whose entire life revolved around an epicentre of inescapable obsession, but a unique historic window through which we can approach and examine our own sexual psychology and behaviour.
Described as 'one of the strangest books ever written', My Secret Life is evocative, provocative, graphic, and in light of the time in which it was written, extraordinarily daring. Amongst its many pages lie a relatively undiscovered treasure trove of real lives, lives depicted from a very different perspective to contemporary writers such as Dickens and Mayhew; lives illuminated by the oblique light of the author's prurient eye.
"a haunting original music score for each episode sets the mood for a truly immersive erotic audio time travel experience"
Startlingly contemporary in its literary style, My Secret Life still retains the power to shock to this day. No other writer has succeeded in presenting the clandestine lives of prostitutes and servants to the extent that Walter did. Open the pages of My Secret Life and the hidden, forbidden voices of Victorian London spring to life.
Walter was alone in giving voice to taboo subjects that other writers and diarists eschewed, for him there was nothing that was out of bounds. Whatever he did he described openly and without any degree of self consciousness. Human nature, as expressed through his behaviour, however perverse or out of line with the prevailing social norms, was not in Walter's eyes something that should cause embarrassment. Occasional homosexual escapades are described with the same uncompromising frankness and attention to graphic detail as are other salacious episodes that would shame into silence all but the most courageous of individuals.
Though Walter was relentlessly motivated by the desire to have sex, he was also interested in the lives and circumstances of all the women he came across; and it is his exploration of their hearts and minds, as well as their bodies, that makes My Secret Life so uniquely interesting a piece of literature.
His 'ear' and 'eye' for detail conspire to paint a vivid picture of a lost century, of a time and a place and its people, without parallel. In documenting his experiences Walter has engendered his subjects, who would otherwise have disappeared without trace into the ether of time, with immortality.
'as the composer and narrator of this audiofilm (an audio book scored in the manner of a film), of the complete unabridged text, my aim is always to enhance the emotion and drama that is present in each chapter and to establish a mood and atmosphere in which the listener can begin to envelop themselves in the eros of the past '.
Dominic Crawford Collins
'the production on the audio book – both the reading and the music – is truly excellent.'
"the music is beautiful, eerie in places and takes you into a dreamscape; a place beyond time"
"a haunting evocation of time past and a treasure trove of sexual psychology"
Enter Walter's labyrinthine erotic underworld through the pages of mysecretlife.org and discover a wealth of vintage erotica, early nude photography, vintage sex videos and hours of erotic audio entertainment
...vintage sex was never more alive!
...vintage sex was never more alive!
©Dominic Crawford Collins 2021