Crucible Island; A Romance, An Adventure and an Experiment

TitleCrucible Island; A Romance, An Adventure and an Experiment
Year for Search1919
AuthorsPallen, Condé B[enoist](1858-1929)
Date Published1919
PublisherManhattanville Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Anti-socialist dystopia showing weaknesses of a seemingly good society. The society had been established as an island prison for subversives but allowed to rule themselves and the initial depiction of the society implies that it is an entirely successfully socialist eutopia, but this is a centralized, state socialist system and those holding power use their position for their own advantage. 

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Harding & More, 1920.

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, NcD, PSt

Author Note

The author (1858-1929) held a doctorate from Saint Louis University and edited a number of Catholic journals and the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Full Text

1919 Pallen, Condé B[enoist] (1858-1929). Crucible Island; A Romance, An Adventure and an Experiment. New York: Manhattanville Press. U. K. ed. London: Harding & More, 1920. MoU-St, NcD, PSt

Anti-socialist dystopia showing weaknesses of a seemingly good society. The society had been established as an island prison for subversives but allowed to rule themselves and the initial depiction of the society implies that it is an entirely successfully socialist eutopia, but this is a centralized, state socialist system and those holding power use their position for their own advantage. The author held a doctorate from Saint Louis University and edited a number of Catholic journals and the Catholic Encyclopedia.