The Island of Content; or, A New Paradise Discovered. In a Letter from Dr. Merryman of the same Country, to Dr. Dullman of Great Britain

TitleThe Island of Content; or, A New Paradise Discovered. In a Letter from Dr. Merryman of the same Country, to Dr. Dullman of Great Britain
Year for Search1709
AuthorsAuthor of the Pleasures of a single Life [pseud.]
Tertiary AuthorsDr. Merryman [pseud.]
Pagination32 pp.
Date Published1709
PublisherPtd. by J. Baker
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

Eutopia with significant elements of satire. Good climate, plenty without labor. Spiders produce the material used for clothing. Women are free to choose their partners from age fifteen and are simply accepted or not by the man. No law and one judge with complete authority who is blindfolded in court. No religious conflicts. Monarchy.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Utopias of the British Enlightenment. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1994), 1-25.

Info Notes

Attributed variously to Henry Playford and Nathaniel Ward. Both are doubtful at best.

Pseudonym

The Author of the Pleasures of a single Life [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Full Text

1709 The Author of the Pleasures of a single Life [pseud.]. The Island of Content; or, A New Paradise Discovered. In a Letter from Dr. Merryman [pseud.] of the same Country, to Dr. Dullman of Great Britain. London: Ptd. by J. Baker. 32 pp. Rpt. in Utopias of the British Enlightenment. Ed. Gregory Claeys (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1994), 1-25. Attributed variously to Henry Playford and Nathaniel Ward. Both are doubtful at best. L

Eutopia with significant elements of satire. Good climate, plenty without labor. Spiders produce the material used for clothing. Women are free to choose their partners from age fifteen and are simply accepted or not by the man. No law and one judge with complete authority who is blindfolded in court. No religious conflicts. Monarchy.