The Old Mountain Hermit

TitleThe Old Mountain Hermit
Year for Search1904
AuthorsRaymond, James F.(b. 1826)
Date Published1904
PublisherBroadway Publishing Co
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An odd novel which begins with the discovery of ancient ruins, in which Adam and Eve, the serpent, and Cain are all buried. Tablets discovered in the ruins retrace the history of Paradise. A eutopia 500 years in the future is presented in which direct democracy has resulted in fewer laws, people are much better educated, much government has simply disappeared, better knowledge resulting in better health means fewer doctors, and there are no clergy. The novel ends with a tour of the inhabited planets. Much adventure. Much spiritualism.

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(b. 1826)

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1904 Raymond, James F. (b. 1826). The Old Mountain Hermit. New York: Broadway Publishing Co. CU-Riv

An odd novel which begins with the discovery of ancient ruins, in which it is later discovered that Adam and Eve, the serpent, and Cain are all buried. Tablets discovered in the ruins retrace the history of Paradise. A eutopia five hundred years in the future is presented in which direct democracy has resulted in fewer laws, people are much better educated, much government has simply disappeared, better knowledge resulting in better health means fewer doctors, and there are no clergy. The novel ends with a tour of the inhabited planets. Much adventure. Much spiritualism.