An Unknown Land

TitleAn Unknown Land
Year for Search1942
AuthorsSamuel, Viscount [Herbert Louis](1870-1963)
Date Published1942
PublisherGeorge Allen and Unwin Ltd
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

An explorer comes to believe that Belsalem, the country described in Bacon’s New Atlantis (1627) must exist and searches for, and discovers, it. Here the basis for the utopia is a treatment that enlarges the brain, and in addition to the science and technology central to the New Atlantis, there is great stress on health and mental activity. All knowledge had been sifted for truth. Work consists mostly of overseeing machines. No money. The family is sacrosanct and birth control produces a stable population. Little government need; some administration. 

Holding Institutions

L, MoU-St, NcD, PSt

Author Note

The author (1870-1963) was an M.P from 1902 to 1918 and 1929 to 1935, served in various Cabinet positions, and was Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Party from 1931 to 1935.

Full Text

1942 Samuel, Viscount [Herbert Louis] (1870-1963). An UnknownLand. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. L, MoU-St, NcD, PSt

An explorer comes to believe that Belsalem, the country described in Bacon’s New Atlantis (1627) must exist and searches for, and discovers, it. Here the basis for the utopia is a treatment that enlarges the brain, and in addition to the science and technology central to the New Atlantis, there is great stress on health and mental activity. All knowledge had been sifted for truth. Work consists mostly of overseeing machines. No money. The family is sacrosanct and birth control produces a stable population. Little government need; some administration. The author was an M.P from 1902 to 1918 and 1929 to 1935, served in various Cabinet positions, and was Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Party from 1931 to 1935.