"The Abolition of Money"

Title"The Abolition of Money"
Year for Search1895
AuthorsZangwill, I[srael](1864-1926)
Secondary TitleThe Idler: An Illustrated Monthly
Volume / Edition6
Pagination593-601
Date PublishedJanuary 1895
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Satire on the topic of the title. While workers do well through a system of barter, artists, writers, preachers, and the like do badly so eutopian for one group and dystopian for another, with the latter the focus of the story. 

Illustration

Illus. Max Cowper and Herbert Johnson

Author Note

The author (1864-1926) is best-known for his play The Melting Pot (first performed in London in 1908 and 1909 in the U. S.) with the title describing the process by which immigrants were assimilated.

Full Text

1895 Zangwill, I[srael] (1864-1926). “The Abolition of Money.” Illus. Max Cowper and Herbert Johnson. The Idler: An Illustrated Monthly 6 (January 1895): 593-601.

Satire on the topic of the title. While workers do well through a system of barter, artists, writers, preachers, and the like do badly so eutopian for one group and dystopian for another, with the latter the focus of the story. The author is best-known for his play The Melting Pot (first performed in London in 1908 and 1909 in the U. S.) with the title describing the process by which immigrants were assimilated.