New Amazonia; a Foretaste of the Future

TitleNew Amazonia; a Foretaste of the Future
Year for Search1889
AuthorsCorbett, Mrs. George [Elizabeth Burgoyne](b. 1846)
Date Published[1889]
PublisherTower Pub. Co
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Feminist eutopia in a society of the far future in Ireland. After war and revolution women’s position worsened, and they colonized Ireland, founding New Amazonia. All government posts held by women, and for the most important posts they can never have been married. The story is about a woman and a man who re projected into the future, the woman experiencing the future as eutopia and the man unable to adjust to it. Detailed regulation of the economy, a national dress with no fashion changes. Stress on physical education and diet to ten, and then everyone learned a trade for four years. All earnings from the next five years taken by the state to reimburse it for educating and maintaining the individual. Advanced technology. It turns out to have been the woman’s dream. The “Prologue” (1-8) says that it was inspired by a feature in the Nineteenth Century opposing women’s suffrage. A humorous comment is L. Timmel Duchamp, “Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett.” Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multuiverse. Ed. L. Timmel Duchamp (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2013), 184-200

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2014 with an “Introduction: A Foretaste of the Future, a Caution from the Past” by Alexis Lothian (1-23). 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1846).

Full Text

[1889] Corbett, [Elizabeth Burgoyne] Mrs. George. New Amazonia; a Foretaste of the Future. London: Tower Pub. Co../Newcastle-on-Tyne, Eng.: Lambert & Co. Rpt. Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2014 with an “Introduction: A Foretaste of the Future, a Caution from the Past” by Alexis Lothian (1-23). L, PSt

Feminist eutopia in a society of the far future in Ireland. After war and revolution women’s position worsened, and they colonized Ireland, founding New Amazonia. All government posts held by women, and for the most important posts they can never have been married. The story is about a woman and a man who re projected into the future, the woman experiencing the future as eutopia and the man unable to adjust to it. Detailed regulation of the economy, a national dress with no fashion changes. Stress on physical education and diet to ten, and then everyone learned a trade for four years. All earnings from the next five years taken by the state to reimburse it for educating and maintaining the individual. Advanced technology. It turns out to have been the woman’s dream. The “Prologue” (1-8) says that it was inspired by a feature in the Nineteenth Century opposing women’s suffrage. A humorous comment is L. Timmel Duchamp, “Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett.” Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multuiverse. Ed. L. Timmel Duchamp (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2013), 184-200. Female author.