The Triumph of Woman: A Christmas Story

TitleThe Triumph of Woman: A Christmas Story
Year for Search1848
AuthorsRowcroft, Charles(1798-1856)
Date Published1848
PublisherParry & Company
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAustralian author, English author, Male author
Annotation

A man from a vaguely described ideal planet without women visits earth and experiences both the reasons for the prohibition of women on his planet and their attractiveness. An earth woman’s attraction proves too strong for him and he settles on earth.

Additional Publishers

Rpt., with The Triumph of Woman as the running head, as Trials and Triumphs, or Tales for All Seasons. Illus. London: Thomas Holmes, nd; and in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 8: 259-387.

Illustration

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Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1798-1856) lived in Australia from 1821 to 1825, and Graham Stone in his Notes on Australian Science Fiction (Sydney, NSW: Graham Stone, 2001), 66 says that this appears to be the earliest science fiction by anyone who actually lived in Australia.

Full Text

1848 Rowcroft, Charles (1798-1856). The Triumph of Woman: A Christmas Story. London: Parry & Company. Rpt., with The Triumph of Woman as the running head, as Trials and Triumphs, or Tales for All Seasons. Illus. London: Thomas Holmes, nd; and in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 8: 259-387. L, NN

A man from a vaguely described ideal planet without women visits earth and experiences both the reasons for the prohibition of women on his planet and their attractiveness. An earth woman’s attraction proves too strong for him and he settles on earth. The author lived in Australia from 1821 to 1825, and Graham Stone in his Notes on Australian Science Fiction (Sydney, NSW: Graham Stone, 2001), 66 says that this appears to be the earliest science fiction by anyone who actually lived in Australia.