|Edward Charles Edmond Hempstead|
Anacapri, Capri, Italy
|Pen name||Edward Charles|
|Notable works||The Sexual Impulse, Indian Patchwork|
His most famous writings are The Sexual Impulse, Mens Gods, Those Thoughtful People, Sand & the Blue Moss, Apple Pie Bed, Indian Patchwork (with "Mary Charles", a pseudonym for his wife, Dorothy Mary Chance), Portrait of the Artist's Children and Idle Hands.
He was educated at Lancing College, St John's College, University of Oxford (where he took a double first) and Louvain University. During the early 1920s, he was a Professor of English in Japan (where he tutored the sons of the Emperor of Japan), then a Professor at the University of Peking. He sailed to Singapore on a tramp steamer, and worked as a barman at the "Long Bar" of the Raffles Hotel, before returning to Oxford. He later moved to India and served as principal of a Moslem-Hindu school in central India from 1927–1928. He also taught in the US. In 1935, he was involved in a major trial involving the publication of his work, The Sexual Impulse.
He was a major proponent of sexology, and in particular the promotion of contraception.
- Those Thoughtful People (1930)
- Apple Pie Bed (1931)
- Mens Gods (1931)
- Sand & the Blue Moss (1931)
- Indian Patchwork(1933)
- Muscara (1934)
- Portrait of the Artist's Children (1934)
- The Sexual Impulse (1935)
- Idle Hands (1936)
- *Charles, Edward and Mary Charles. Indian patchwork London : Heinemann, 1933.
- Who was who among English and European authors, 1931-1949... Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.
- University of Tulsa McFarlin Library's inventory of the Edward Charles (E.C.E. Hemsted Correspondence housed in their special collections department.