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 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 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 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 New Zealand and South Seas eutopia presenting the Maori as both Noble Savage and just savage. The first edition was written in 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 New Zealand from 1842 to 1871 where he was a successful politician with strongly anti-Maori positions.