Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream

TitleRanolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream
Year for Search1872
AuthorsDomett, Alfred(1811-87)
Date Published1872
PublisherSmith, Elder & Co
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, English author, Male author
Annotation

Very long poem that is in part a romantic Aotearoa/New Zealand and South Seas eutopia presenting the Maori as both Noble Savage and just savage.

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. rev. with the subtitle A Dream of Two Lives. 2 vols. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1883.

Info Notes

The first edition was written in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the additions to the second edition were written after the author's return to England in 1871.

Holding Institutions

ATL, VUW

Author Note

The author (1811-87) was born in England and lived in Aotearoa/New Zealand from 1842 to 1871 where he was a successful politician with strongly anti-Maori positions.

Full Text

1872 Domett, Alfred (1811-87). Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 2nd ed. rev. with the subtitle A Dream of Two Lives. 2 vols. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1883. ATL, VUW

Very long poem that is in part a romantic Aotearoa/New Zealand and South Seas eutopia presenting the Maori as both Noble Savage and just savage. The first edition was written in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the additions to the second edition were written after the author’s return to England in 1871. The author was born in England and lived in Aotearoa/New Zealand from 1842 to 1871 where he was a successful politician with strongly anti-Maori positions.