Erchomenon; or, The Republic of Materialism

TitleErchomenon; or, The Republic of Materialism
Year for Search1879
Authors[Watson], [Henry Crocker Marriott](1835-1901)
Tertiary Authors* * * * [pseud.]
Date Published1879
PublisherSampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author, New Zealand author
Annotation

Eutopia/dystopia six hundred years in the future in which everyone lives in cities, there is a religion of humanity based on Auguste Comte (1798-1857), and children are raised by women other than their natural mother. The protagonist, from the past and a Christian, sees the society as a dystopia and at the end of the book is introduced to a “Christian Village”, where the old, better ways are practiced. It all turns out to be a dream.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 1: 275-347. Editor’s notes, 273, 355-56.

Pseudonym

* * * * [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, O, PSt

Author Note

The author (1835-1901) was born in Australia and moved to New Zealand in the early 1870s and later returned to Australia where he died. 

Full Text

1879 [Watson, Henry Crocker Marriott] (1835-1901). Erchomenon; or, The Republic of Materialism. By * * * * [pseud.]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 1: 275-347. Editor’s notes, 273, 355-56. L, O, PSt

Eutopia/dystopia six hundred years in the future in which everyone lives in cities, there is a religion of humanity based on Auguste Comte (1798-1857), and children are raised by women other than their natural mother. The protagonist, from the past and a Christian, sees the society as a dystopia and at the end of the book is introduced to a “Christian Village”, where the old, better ways are practiced. It all turns out to be a dream. The author was born in Australia and moved to New Zealand in the early 1870s and later returned to Australia where he died.