Of Things Entire: A Fantasy

TitleOf Things Entire: A Fantasy
Year for Search1941
AuthorsChick, Valerie
Pagination81 pp.
Date Published1941
PublisherMingay Pub. Co
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, Female author
Annotation

Detailed eutopia including all the peoples of Earth who dream of a better life but not including those who are greedy or make wars. Called “the dream world that lives in the hearts of men” (9). Simplicity, love, and a natural life. Everyone does both mental and physical labor. Because everyone is motivated by the same goals, there is harmony and not conflict. World peace. Everyone has their own home; they do not live in apartments or high rise buildings. Much of the novel presents the contrasting lives of people before and after entering the eutopia, where they are able to lead the lives really suited for them.

Holding Institutions

A, M, PSt, NLS

Author Note

The Australian female author was a journalist and wrote for radio.

Full Text

1941 Chick, Valerie. Of Things Entire: A Fantasy. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Mingay Pub. Co. 81 pp. A, M, PSt, NLS

Detailed eutopia including all the peoples of Earth who dream of a better life but not including those who are greedy or make wars. Called “the dream world that lives in the hearts of men. A world where the true art of living–that of a simple enjoyment of life–has been perfected” (9). Simplicity, love, and a natural life. Everyone does both mental and physical labor. Because everyone is motivated by the same goals, there is harmony and not conflict. World peace. Everyone has their own home; they do not live in apartments or high rise buildings. Much of the novel presents the contrasting lives of people before and after entering the eutopia, where they are able to lead the lives really suited for them, and everyone has the job for which they are best fitted. No racial distinctions. The Australian female author was a journalist and wrote for radio.