Athonia or, The Original Four Hundred

TitleAthonia or, The Original Four Hundred
Year for Search1911
AuthorsSchuette, H. George(1850-1935)
Pagination479 pp. small type
Date Published1911
PublisherThe Lakeside Company
Place PublishedManitowoc, WI
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An odd novel in that a series of eutopias are presented, all of which fail. Four hundred people (200 men and 200 women) of ancient Athens discover America (Yucatan is suggested) and try a number of different social experiments. Initially they try equality without laws to regulate behavior; then they institute a number of laws; and then they institute inequality between men and woman. Ultimately most of the people choose to hunt and fish rather than establish a great civilization.

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1911 Schuette, H. George (1850-1935). Athonia or, The Original Four Hundred. Manitowoc, WI: The Lakeside Company. DLC, MoU-St, PSt

An odd novel in that a series of eutopias are presented, all of which fail. Four hundred people (200 men and 200 women) of ancient Athens discover America (Yucatan is suggested) and try a number of different social experiments. Initially they try equality without laws to regulate behavior; then they institute a number of laws; and then they institute inequality between men and woman. Ultimately most of the people choose to hunt and fish rather than establish a great civilization.