A Description of Millenium Hall, And the Country Adjacent: Together with the Character of the Inhabitants, And such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections, As May excite in the Reader proper Sentiments of Humanity, and lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue

TitleA Description of Millenium Hall, And the Country Adjacent: Together with the Character of the Inhabitants, And such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections, As May excite in the Reader proper Sentiments of Humanity, and lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue
Year for Search1762
Authors[Scott], [Mrs.] [Sarah (Robinson)](1723-95)
Tertiary AuthorsA Gentleman on his Travels [pseud.]
Date Published1762
PublisherPtd. for J. Newbery
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Describes a country estate of celibate women who help support the people of the area by providing work for everyone, a start in life for young married couples, and orphans and children from large families for older women to raise. There is also an enclosure for deformed people who would otherwise have to show themselves in sideshows. Much of the novel is taken up with the stories of the women, and these provide a critique of contemporary society.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as A Description of Millenium Hall. An 18th Century Novel. Ed. Walter M. Crittenden with a “Preface” (5-22) by the editor. New York: Bookman Associates, 1955; ed. Jane Spencer with an “Introduction” (v-xvi) by the editor. London: Virago, 1986; ed. Gary Kelly. Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 1995; and the 1778 4th ed. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3: 183-327.

Pseudonym

By a Gentleman on his Travels [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

HRC, L, MnU, O

Author Note

Female author (1723-95) .

Full Text

1762 [Scott, Mrs. Sarah (Robinson)] (1723-95). A Description of Millenium Hall, And the Country Adjacent: Together with the Character of the Inhabitants, And such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections, As May excite in the Reader proper Sentiments of Humanity, and lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue. By a Gentleman on his Travels [pseud.]. London: Ptd. for J. Newbery. Rpt. as A Description of Millenium Hall. An 18th Century Novel. Ed. Walter M. Crittenden with a “Preface” (5-22) by the editor. New York: Bookman Associates, 1955; ed. Jane Spencer with an “Introduction” (v-xvi) by the editor. London: Virago, 1986; ed. Gary Kelly. Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press, 1995; and the 1778 4th ed. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3: 183-327. HRC, L, MnU, O, PSt

Describes a country estate of celibate women who help support the people of the area by providing work for everyone, a start in life for young married couples, and orphans and children from large families for older women to raise. There is also an enclosure for deformed people who would otherwise have to show themselves in sideshows. Much of the novel is taken up with the stories of the women, and these provide a critique of contemporary society. Female author.