Theodore Savage: A Story of the Past or the Future

TitleTheodore Savage: A Story of the Past or the Future
Year for Search1922
AuthorsHamilton, Cicely [Mary](1875-1952)
Date Published1922
PublisherLeonard Parsons
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Presents a picture of a destroyed civilization that manages to create a new, more primitive life style that is initially violent becomes more settled over time. Science is rejected, and the human race slowly rebuilds a healthy hunting, fishing, and farming life structured around tribes. This is depicted as more in tune with our capacities than the civilization that it replaced. The revised volume is slightly more positive than the original.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Boston, MA: HiLo Books, 2013 with an introduction “A Cargo Cult in Reverse” by Gary Paynter (13-17). Rev. ed. entitled Lest Ye Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. U.S. ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928

Title Note

Rev. ed. entitled Lest Ye Die. London: Jonathan Cape, 1928. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Hamilton (1875-1952) was born Cicely Mary Hammill but changed her name.

Full Text

1922 Hamilton, Cicely [Mary] (1875-1952). Theodore Savage: A Story of the Past or the Future. London: Leonard Parsons. . Rpt. Boston, MA: HiLo Books, 2013 with an introduction “A Cargo Cult in Reverse” by Gary Paynter (13-17). Rev. ed. entitled Lest Ye Die. London: JonathanCape, 1928. U.S. ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928. Hamilton was born Cicely Mary Hammill but changed her name. L, LLL

Presents a picture of a destroyed civilization that manages to create a new, more primitive life style that is initially violent becomes more settled over time. Science is rejected, and the human race slowly rebuilds a healthy hunting, fishing, and farming life structured around tribes. This is depicted as more in tune with our capacities than the civilization that it replaced. The revised volume is slightly more positive than the original. Female author.