The Answer

TitleThe Answer
Year for Search1911
AuthorsChidley, William James(1860-1916)
Date Published1911
PublisherSydney D. Smith
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Natural food (fruit and nuts), no hot drinks, nudity. Has an odd notion of coitus, which should take place when the penis is not erect. No alcohol, tobacco, or opium. If we live his way, we will produce a eutopia. No war, no quarrels. Proposes gardens be set aside for young lovers in the Spring and early Summer. The poor, weak, criminal, and stupid “should be fed, sheltered, and treated with kindness and consideration” (195). “Class distinctions, money-making, ambition, violence, warfare and pride” are “a weakness or perversion” (195). The author was regularly imprisoned or incarcerated in mental hospitals for advocating his beliefs. 

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney D. Smith, 1914. Rpt. in Bill Hornadge, Chidley’s Answer to the Sex Problem (Dubbo, NSW, Australia: Review Publications, 1971), 54-90. See also Chidley’s The Answer, or the World As Joy, An Essay in Philosophy (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney D. Smith, 1915), 155-205, which is reportedly an edition from between the first two.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The Australian author (1860-1916) was regularly imprisoned or incarcerated in mental hospitals for advocating his beliefs.

Full Text

1911 Chidley, William James (1860-1916). The Answer. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney D. Smith. 2nd ed. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney D. Smith, 1914. Rpt. in Bill Hornadge, Chidley’s Answer to the Sex Problem (Dubbo, NSW, Australia: Review Publications, 1971), 54-90. See also Chidley’s The Answer, or the World As Joy, An Essay in Philosophy (Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney D. Smith, 1915), 155-205, which is reportedly an edition from between the first two. ATL

Natural food (fruit and nuts), no hot drinks, nudity. Has an odd notion of coitus, which should take place when the penis is not erect. No alcohol, tobacco, or opium. If we live his way, we will produce a eutopia. No war, no quarrels. Proposes gardens be set aside for young lovers in the Spring and early Summer. The poor, weak, criminal, and stupid “should be fed, sheltered, and treated with kindness and consideration” (195). “Class distinctions, money-making, ambition, violence, warfare and pride” are “a weakness or perversion” (195). The author was regularly imprisoned or incarcerated in mental hospitals for advocating his beliefs.