"A Brief History of Altruria. Narrative of Sir Robert Horton"

Title"A Brief History of Altruria. Narrative of Sir Robert Horton"
Year for Search1895
Authors[Walker], [John Brisben?](1847-1931)
Tertiary AuthorsSir Robert Horton [pseud.]
Secondary TitleThe Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine
Volume / Edition20.2-5
Pagination218-24, 321-25, 437-41, 545-47
Date PublishedDecember 1895 - March 1896
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An incomplete history of a eutopia introduced in 1895 Walker.  Most of the story is concerned with the dystopian capitalist system that preceded the eutopia, which is led by intelligent, moral men who are dedicated to the interest of the society as a whole. Industry efficiently organized for use rather than profit.

Title Note

The last two installments were published under the title “A Brief History of an Ideal Republic.” By Sir Robert Horton

Pseudonym

Sir Robert Horton [pseud.]

Author Note

The supposed author (1847-1931), whose middle name is sometimes spelled Brisbane, was owner and editor of The Cosmopolitan at the time.

Full Text

1895-96 [Walker, John Brisben?] (1847-1931). “A Brief History of Altruria. Narrative of Sir Robert Horton.” The Cosmopolitan: a Monthly Illustrated Magazine 20.2-5 (December 1895 - March 1896): 218-24, 321-25, 437-41, 545-47. The last two installments were published under the title “A Brief History of an Ideal Republic.” By Sir Robert Horton [pseud.].

An incomplete history of a eutopia introduced in 1895 Walker. Most of the story is concerned with the dystopian capitalist system that preceded the eutopia, which is led by intelligent, moral men who are dedicated to the interest of the society as a whole. Industry efficiently organized for use rather than profit. The supposed author, whose middle name is sometimes spelled Brisbane, was owner and editor of The Cosmopolitan at the time.