“Announcement. “A Twentieth Century Visit to Utopia” and “A Fantasy. Abstract of One Chapter from Part I of Utopia”

Title“Announcement. “A Twentieth Century Visit to Utopia” and “A Fantasy. Abstract of One Chapter from Part I of Utopia”
Year for Search1913
AuthorsHeath, Oscar Morrill
Secondary TitleComposts of Tradition: A Book of Short Stories dealing with Traditional Sex and Domestic Situations
Pagination300-303
Date Published2013
PublisherO. M. Morrill and Co.
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An announcement that a book entitled “A Twentieth Century Visit to Utopia” in the near future together with a synopsis of its three sections, “Utopia,” “Neutralia,” and “Atlantis” together with an excerpt from “Utopia” (302-303). “The most striking features of Utopia are its school system and its unique eugenic process of courtship and marriage. The most interesting feature of Neutralia is that the inhabitants are all sex-less. The climax of interest is in Atlantis, where the women hold two-thirds of the executive, legislative, and judicial powers and the men one-third” (300). The author says that the first part was published “about four years ago,” but I have been unable to find it. Most of the book, which is dedicated to “Hygienic Motherhood,” is composed of stories that comment of sex relations through the ages and on Neptune. In the Preface “The Apology of an Iconoclast” he proposes that the wealthy buy the land and build “model tenement houses. Throughout he contends that motherhood is women’s sole purpose and men’s sole purpose is to support them, which is what they do in Atlantis.

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The author says that the first part was published “about four years ago,” but I have been unable to find it.

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1913 Heath, Oscar Morrill. “Announcement. “A Twentieth Century Visit to Utopia” and “A Fantasy. Abstract of One Chapter from Part I of Utopia.” Composts of Tradition: A Book of Short Stories dealing with Traditional Sex and Domestic Situations (Chicago: O. M. Heath and Co., 1913), 300-303. CtY

An announcement that a book entitled “A Twentieth Century Visit to Utopia” in the near future together with a synopsis of its three sections, “Utopia,” “Neutralia,” and “Atlantis” together with an excerpt from “Utopia” (302-303). “The most striking features of Utopia are its school system and its unique eugenic process of courtship and marriage. The most interesting feature of Neutralia is that the inhabitants are all sex-less. The climax of interest is in Atlantis, where the women hold two-thirds of the executive, legislative, and judicial powers and the men one-third” (300). The author says that the first part was published “about four years ago,” but I have been unable to find it. Most of the book, which is dedicated to “Hygienic Motherhood,” is composed of stories that comment of sex relations through the ages and on Neptune. In the Preface “The Apology of an Iconoclast” he proposes that the wealthy buy the land and build “model tenement houses. Throughout he contends that motherhood is women’s sole purpose and men’s sole purpose is to support them, which is what they do in Atlantis.