The Curse and Its Cure in Two Volumes

TitleThe Curse and Its Cure in Two Volumes
Year for Search1894
AuthorsLucas, T[homas] P[ennington](1843-1917)
Tertiary AuthorsLucas, T. P.
Date Published1894
PublisherJ.H. Reynolds
Place PublishedBrisbane, QLD, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author, Scottish author
Annotation

A religious dystopia followed by a religious eutopia. Volume I, set in 2000, describes a Brisbane that has essentially disappeared and ends with a description of Hell. Volume II, set in 2200, describes a Brisbane revived and ends with a description of Heaven. Land and mineral wealth nationalized and “rational” dress adopted, but the key change is the return to religion. Eight hour day. See also 1889 Lucas.

Author Note

The author (1843-1917) was born in Scotland and moved to Australia in 1877. Both the Bodleian Library and the British Library have the middle name as Prestwood, but I follow the advice of Bill Metcalf, who researched the question.

Full Text

1894 Lucas, T[homas] P[ennington] (1843-1917). The Curse and Its Cure in Two Volumes. Vol. I. The Ruins of Brisbane, in the Year 2000. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: J. H. Reynolds. Vol. II. Brisbane Rebuilt. In the Year 2200. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: J. H. Reynolds, 1894. Both the Bodleian Library and the British Library have the middle name as Prestwood, but I follow the advice of Bill Metcalf, who researched the question. L, O, Qld

A religious dystopia followed by a religious eutopia. Volume I, set in 2000, describes a Brisbane that has essentially disappeared and ends with a description of Hell. Volume II, set in 2200, describes a Brisbane revived and ends with a description of Heaven. Land and mineral wealth nationalized and “rational” dress adopted, but the key change is the return to religion. Eight hour day. See also 1889 Lucas. The author was born in Scotland and moved to Australia in 1877.