Quintura; Its Singular People and Remarkable Customs

TitleQuintura; Its Singular People and Remarkable Customs
Year for Search1886
AuthorsCarne-Ross,, Joseph ed. [written by](1844-1911)
Date Published[1886]
PublisherJohn and Robert Maxwell
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, Scottish author
Annotation

Flawed utopia. Rational, egalitarian eutopia that has gone too far and rejected emotion. Stress on technology, health, and cleanliness. Hospitalization for drunkenness and illiteracy; police are also physicians. Intellectual women, who are all narrow-hipped, rejected child-bearing; men show an atavistic tendency to prefer unintellectual women, imported from outside, who will bear children.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 3: 3-55. Editor’s notes, 1, 391.

Holding Institutions

CtY, L, O, PSt

Author Note

The author (1844-1911) was born in Portugal, took his medical degree in Scotland, and was later a physician in Manchester, England. 

Full Text

[1886] Carne-Ross, Joseph, M. D., ed. [written by] (1844-1911). Quintura; Its Singular People and Remarkable Customs. London: John and Robert Maxwell. Rpt. in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 3: 3-55. Editor’s notes, 1, 391. CtY, L, O, PSt

Flawed utopia. Rational, egalitarian eutopia that has gone too far and rejected emotion. Stress on technology, health, and cleanliness. Hospitalization for drunkenness and illiteracy; police are also physicians. Intellectual women, who are all narrow-hipped, rejected child-bearing; men show an atavistic tendency to prefer unintellectual women, imported from outside, who will bear children. The author was born in Portugal, took his medical degree in Scotland, and was later a physician in Manchester, England.