The Gates of Afree A.D. 1928: A Romance of the New Empire

TitleThe Gates of Afree A.D. 1928: A Romance of the New Empire
Year for Search1903
AuthorsVan Laun, Henri (1820-96)
Date Published1903
PublisherW.H. White & Son
Place PublishedEdinburgh, Scot.
KeywordsDutch author, English author, French author, Male author
Annotation

The novel, with characters and incidents the author describes in the Preface as symbols of the forces at work in South Africa, suggests the eutopia based on technology and a form of socialism that is possible in South Africa as long as it is part of the British Empire. Racist.

Info Notes

Some libraries list the author’s name as Laun, Henri Van. 

Title Note

New Original Tale at the head of the title on the cover.

Holding Institutions

NLS

Author Note

The author (1820-96) was born in the Netherlands, educated in the France, and lived in England from 1848.

Full Text

1903 Van Laun, Henry (1820-96). The Gates of Afree A. D. 1928: A Romance of the New Empire [New Original Tale at the head of the title on the cover]. Edinburgh, Scot.: W. H. White & Son. Some libraries list the author’s name as Laun, Henri Van. NLS

The novel, with characters and incidents the author describes in the Preface as symbols of the forces at work in South Africa, suggests the eutopia based on technology and a form of socialism that is possible in South Africa as long as it is part of the British Empire. Racist. The author was born in the Netherlands, educated in the France, and lived in England from 1848.