The History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi; a Nation inhabiting part of the third Continent, Commonly called, Terra Australis Incognitae. With an Account of their admirable Government, Religion, Customs, and Language. Written By one Captain Siden [pseud.]. A worthy Person, Who, together with many others, was Cast upon those Coasts, and lived many Years in that Country

TitleThe History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi; a Nation inhabiting part of the third Continent, Commonly called, Terra Australis Incognitae. With an Account of their admirable Government, Religion, Customs, and Language. Written By one Captain Siden [pseud.]. A worthy Person, Who, together with many others, was Cast upon those Coasts, and lived many Years in that Country
Year for Search1675
Authors[Vairasse d'Allais], [Denis](c. 1637-c. 1683)
Tertiary AuthorsCaptain Siden [pseud.]
Date Published1675
PublisherPtd. for Henry Brome
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsFrench author, Male author
Annotation

A major work of French utopianism first published in English. Detailed eutopia stressing equality and moderation. A new language is presented. Set in what became Australia.

Additional Publishers

The second part, published in 1679, has the identical title except that A further replaces an before Account and The Second Part more wonderful and delightful than the First is added after Country. Plagiarized in Capt. Lemuel Gulliver [pseud.]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Volume 3. 2 parts. London: np, 1727 [This is not by Jonathan Swift], which is rpt. in Gulliveriana III. Comp. Jeanne K. Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1972), 1-295. Published in French as Histoire des Sévarambes, peuples qui habitant une Partie du troisiéme Continent, communément appellé La Terre Australe. Contenant une Relation du Gouvernement, des Moeurs, de la Religion, & du Langage de cette Nation, inconnuë jusques à present aux Peuples de l’Europe. 2 Parts. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Estienne Roger, 1702. There was also a 1716 edition with the same title and publisher. A modern French edition is Histoire des Sévarambes. Ed. Michel Rolland. Amiens, France: Encrae, 1994. A modern English edition is Denis Veiras, The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel. Ed. John Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006.

Pseudonym

Captain Siden [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

French author (c. 1637-c. 1683) .

Full Text

1675 [Vairasse D’Allais, Denis] (c. 1637-c. 1683). The History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi; a Nation inhabiting part of the third Continent, Commonly called, Terra Australis Incognitae. With an Account of their admirable Government, Religion, Customs, and Language. Written By one Captain Siden [pseud.]. A worthy Person, Who, together with many others, was Cast upon those Coasts, and lived many Years in that Country. [Trans. A. Roberts]. London: Ptd. for Henry Brome. The second part, published in 1679, has the identical title except that A further replaces an before Account and The Second Part more wonderful and delightful than the First is added after Country. Plagiarized in Capt. Lemuel Gulliver [pseud.]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Volume 3. 2 parts. London: np, 1727 [This is not by Jonathan Swift], which is rpt. in Gulliveriana III. Comp. Jeanne K. Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1972), 1-295. Published in French as Histoire des Sévarambes, peuples qui habitant une Partie du troisiéme Continent, communément appellé La Terre Australe. Contenant une Relation du Gouvernement, des Moeurs, de la Religion, & du Langage de cette Nation, inconnuë jusques à present aux Peuples de l’Europe. 2 Parts. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Estienne Roger, 1702. There was also a 1716 edition with the same title and publisher. A modern French edition is Histoire des Sévarambes. Ed. Michel Rolland. Amiens, France: Encrae, 1994. A modern English edition is Denis Veiras, The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel. Ed. John Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006. DLC, O

A major work of French utopianism first published in English. Detailed eutopia stressing equality and moderation. A new language is presented. Set in what became Australia.