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Robert Rimmer

Robert Rimmer
Born Robert Henry Rimmer
(1917-03-14)March 14, 1917
Boston, Massachusetts
Died August 1, 2001(2001-08-01) (aged 84)
Quincy, Massachusetts
Occupation Writer
Alma mater Bates College
Genre Non-fiction

Robert Henry Rimmer (March 14, 1917 – August 1, 2001) was an American writer, the author of several books, most notably The Harrad Experiment, which was made into a film in 1973.

The recurring theme in all or almost all of Rimmer's writing was a criticism of the assumption of monogamy as a societal norm. They explore various ways of organizing life, through laws or other means, to facilitate non-monogamous relationships.


  • Biography 1
  • Bibliography 2
    • Movie adaptions 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Robert Henry Rimmer was born in [1]:283

His relationship with his father, especially, and his mother are reflected in some of his works, such as the novel The Rebellion of Yale Marrat. Rimmer stated, "I transformed portions of my realities into fiction. Pat Marrat, for example, is a fleshier, cigar-smoking version of FH. The conflict between Matt Godwin and his father in The Immoral Reverend has many similarities."[1]:285 Rimmer has stated that his greatest influences came from reading books, since this was the only real available entertainment in his developmental years, especially reading of his heroes such as Benjamin Franklin and the "Bound to Rise" heroes of Horatio Alger, as well as Hans Christian Andersen, Mark Twain, and the unexpurgated Arabian Nights. He graduated from Bates College with a multi-disciplinary degree in English, Psychology and Philosophy and later obtained an MBA from Harvard. He served in World War II. When his enlistment was up, he returned to the US and took a position in the family printing business. 25 years passed before he wrote his first novel.

Rimmer died in Quincy, Massachusetts on August 1, 2001.


  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1962). That Girl from Boston. Challenge Press. 
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1964). The Rebellion of Yale Marratt. Challenge Press. 
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1966).  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1967). The Zolotov Affair. Sherbourne Press. 
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1968).  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1971). The Harrad Letters to Robert H. Rimmer. Signet.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1972). Thursday, My Love. Dutton Adult.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1973). Adventures in Loving. Signet.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1975). The Premar Experiments. Crown Publishers.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1977). Come Live My Life. New American Library. 
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1978). Love Me Tomorrow. Signet.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1980). The Love Explosion. Signet.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1982). The Byrdwhistle Option. Prometheus Books.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1986). The X-Rated Videotape Guide (2nd ed.). Harmony.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1995). Let's Really Make Love: Sex, the Family, and Education in the Twenty-First Century. Prometheus Books.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (1998). Dreamer of Dreams: Wondering—A New Religion Challenges Christianity. iUniverse.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (2000). Me and Samuel's Wife: An Analytical Story. iUniverse.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (2000). The Trade Off: My Husband/Your Wife. iUniverse.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (2000). The Way to Go. iUniverse.  
  • Rimmer, Robert H. (2001). Here We Are Again. iUniverse.  

Movie adaptions

Rimmer's novel The Harrad Experiment was made into a film in 1973, and That Girl from Boston was adapted in 1975.


  1. ^ a b Mark Zedrozny, ed. (1991). Robert H. Rimmer. Contemporary Authors: Autobiography Series 10. Gale / Cengage Learning.  

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