At the End of the World: A Vision

TitleAt the End of the World: A Vision
Year for Search1929
Authors[Gilbert], [Henry](1868-1937)
Tertiary AuthorsGuest, Ernest [pseud.]
Date Published1929
PublisherElkin Mathews & Marrot, Ltd
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

End of the world and last man novel which includes a eutopia. The world experiences the return of the ice age, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. During the period humanity becomes both personally and socially more integrated and less egotistical and creates a world state, known as the Perfect State. Reproduction is limited; work is social and fulfilling; cultural, national, racial, and religious differences disappear or lose importance; and there is high-quality education for all. But conditions continued to worsen and most people come to lead a simple, primitive life. Emphasis on the search for God, who appears at the end.

Info Notes

PSt holds a letter from the author signed Henry Gilbert (“Ernest Guest”).

Pseudonym

Ernest Guest [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, PSt 

Author Note

(1868-1937).

Full Text

1929 [Gilbert, Henry]  (1868-1937). At the End of the World: A Vision. By Ernest Guest [pseud.]. London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, Ltd. PSt holds a letter from the author signed Henry Gilbert (“Ernest Guest”). L, PSt

End of the world and last man novel which includes a eutopia. The world experiences the return of the ice age, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. During the period humanity becomes both personally and socially more integrated and less egotistical and creates a world state, known as the Perfect State. Reproduction is limited; work is social and fulfilling; cultural, national, racial, and religious differences disappear or lose importance; and there is high quality education for all. But conditions continued to worsen and most people come to lead a simple, primitive life. Emphasis on the search for God, who appears at the end.