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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

which appear in the man or woman of adult years were once crudely 

represented in the obscure instincts of the infant, and among these 

instincts those which were concerned directly or indirectly with the 

sexual emotions, in a wide sense, are certain to be found in every case 

to have been the most important for the end-result. 

 

JAMES J. PUTNAM. 

 

BOSTON, August 23, 1910. 

 

[1] Translated by A.A. Brill, NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE MONOGRAPH 

SERIES, NO. 4. 

 

[2] Translated by A.A. Brill, The Macmillan Co., New York, and Allen & 

Unwin, London. 

 

[3] Translated by A.A. Brill, The Macmillan Co., New York. 

 

[4] Translated by A.A. Brill, Moffatt, Yard & Co., New York. 

 

[4a] Translated by A.A. Brill, Moffatt, Yard & Co., New York. 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR'S PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION 

 

 

Although the author is fully aware of the gaps and obscurities contained 

in this small volume, he has, nevertheless, resisted a temptation to add 

to it the results obtained from the investigations of the last five 

years, fearing that thus its unified and documentary character would be 

destroyed. He accordingly reproduces the original text with but slight 

modifications, contenting himself with the addition of a few footnotes. 

For the rest, it is his ardent wish that this book may speedily become 

antiquated--to the end that the new material brought forward in it may 

be universally accepted, while the shortcomings it displays may give 

place to juster views. 

 

VIENNA, December, 1909. 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR'S PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION 

 

 

After watching for ten years the reception accorded to this book and the 

effect it has produced, I wish to provide the third edition of it with 

some prefatory remarks dealing with the misunderstandings of the book 

and the demands, insusceptible of fulfillment, made against it. Let me 

emphasize in the first place that whatever is here presented is derived 

entirely from every-day medical experience which is to be made more 

profound and scientifically important through the results of 

psychoanalytic investigation. The "Three Contributions to the Theory of 

Sex" can contain nothing except what psychoanalysis obliges them to 

accept or what it succeeds in corroborating. It is therefore excluded 

that they should ever be developed into a "theory of sex," and it is 

also quite intelligible that they will assume no attitude at all towards 

some important problems of the sexual life. This should not however give 

the impression that these omitted chapters of the great theme were 


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