Depopulation: A Romance of the Unlikely

TitleDepopulation: A Romance of the Unlikely
Year for Search1899
AuthorsWright, Henry (1852-ca. 1940)
Date Published1899
PublisherGeorge Allen
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, UK author
Annotation

Mostly an economic novel depicting trusts controlling the economy followed by the trusts being taken over by government, and a eutopia is foreshadowed but not presented in detail. The tool used by the working class, which led to the capitulation of the trusts, was to refuse to have children to provide future workers.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 6: 123-99. Editor’s notes, 121, 202-03.

Title Note

The cover adds a second subtitle–Labour v. Capital.

Holding Institutions

DL, L, MH, O, PSt

Author Note

(1852-ca. 1940)

Full Text

1899 Wright, Henry (1852-ca. 1940). Depopulation: A Romance of the Unlikely [The cover adds a second subtitle–Labour v. Capital]. London: George Allen. Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 6: 123-99. Editor’s notes, 121, 202-03. DL, L, MH, O, PSt

Mostly an economic novel depicting trusts controlling the economy followed by the trusts being taken over by government, and a eutopia is foreshadowed but not presented in detail. The tool used by the working class, which led to the capitulation of the trusts, was to refuse to have children to provide future workers.