"Out of the Silence: A Romance"

Title"Out of the Silence: A Romance"
Year for Search1919
AuthorsCox, Erle [Harold](1873-1950)
Secondary TitleThe Argus (Melbourne, Vic, Australia)
Pagination6; 8; 8; 8; 8; 8; 7; 8; 8; 10; 10; 10; 10; 6; 10; 8; 10; 8; 8; 8; 6; 11; 12; 10; 10; 8; 8; 8
Date PublishedApril 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 18, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 1919
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Flawed utopia. A past society had a highly developed, but authoritarian civilization with exceptional art and science. Explicitly racist and with a focus on eugenics. Survivors who had been put in suspended animation are discovered, which is initially perceived positively, but they are found to have no concern at all for humans, who they consider to be the lower beings.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Melbourne, VIC: Edward A. Vidler, [1925];  Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1981; and Mt. Waverley, VIC, Australia: Chimaera Publications, 2010, with an “Introduction” by Van Ikin (ii-iv). U. K. edition London: John Hamilton, [1927]. U. S. edition New York: Rae D. Henkle, 1928. 4th edition Melbourne, VIC: Robertson & Mullens, 1932. 1947 edition by the same publisher, labeled a reprint, is, in fact, substantially revised, cut by 15% and with an added Prologue. This edition reprinted Westport, CT: Hyperion Press, 1976. The ed. pub. [Appleton, WI]: Capricorn Publishing, 2006 restores cuts and includes the “Prologue” from the 1947 edition, which makes this the first complete edition. A daily comic strip version by Hix [Reginald E. Hicks] was published in The Argus (August 4 - December 21, 1934), generally on page 2. Radio serial version on 2CH Sydney March 11 - June 10, 1940 and 3BD Melbourne April 7 - September 2, 1943

Holding Institutions

ATL, DLC, M, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

Australian author (1873-1950)

Full Text

1919 Cox, Erle [Harold] (1873-1950). Out of the Silence: A Romance. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic, Australia) Saturdays, except for Friday July 18 (April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 18, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 1919): 6; 8; 8; 8; 8; 8; 7; 8; 8; 10; 10; 10; 10; 6; 10; 8; 10; 8; 8; 8; 6; 11; 12; 10; 10; 8; 8; 8. Rpt. Melbourne, VIC: Edward A. Vidler, [1925];  Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1981; and Mt. Waverley, VIC, Australia: Chimaera Publications, 2010, with an “Introduction” by Van Ikin (ii-iv). U. K. edition London: John Hamilton, [1927]. U. S. edition New York: Rae D. Henkle, 1928. 4th edition Melbourne, VIC: Robertson & Mullens, 1932. 1947 edition by the same publisher, labeled a reprint, is, in fact, substantially revised, cut by 15% and with an added Prologue. This edition reprinted Westport, CT: Hyperion Press, 1976. The ed. pub. [Appleton, WI]: Capricorn Publishing, 2006 restores cuts and includes the “Prologue” from the 1947 edition, which makes this the first complete edition. A daily comic strip version by Hix [Reginald E. Hicks] was published in The Argus (August 4 - December 21, 1934), generally on page 2. Radio serial version on 2CH Sydney March 11 - June 10, 1940 and 3BD Melbourne April 7 - September 2, 1943. ATL, DLC, M, MoU-St, PSt

Flawed utopia. A past society had a highly developed, but authoritarian civilization with exceptional art and science. Explicitly racist and with a focus on eugenics. Survivors who had been put in suspended animation are discovered, which is initially perceived positively, but they are found to have no concern at all for humans, who they consider to be the lower beings.