"A Vision of Bangor, in the Twentieth Century"

Title"A Vision of Bangor, in the Twentieth Century"
Year for Search1848
Authors[Kent], [Edward](1802-77)
Secondary TitleVoices from the Kenduskeag
Pagination61-73
Date Published1848
PublisherDavid Bugbee
Place PublishedBangor, ME
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia presented as recording a dream of Bangor in 1978. Some satire. South America now part of the U. S., which has fifty-six states. No slavery. Temperance, traditional gender-roles. No writing. See also 1848 Appleton, which responds to Kent’s treatment of women.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction. Ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1971. All items separately paged. Also rpt. in Otherworldly Maine. Ed. Noreen Doyle (Camden, ME: Down East, 2008), 124-34.

Info Notes

The PSt copy has many of the authors identified. Jane Sophia Appleton has been identified as the editor, but the contemporary notes suggest that it may have been edited by Mrs. Cornelia C. Barrett.

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, PSt, W1, 39

Author Note

The author (1802-77) was Governor of Maine from 1838 to 39 and 1841 to 42). 

Full Text

1848 [Kent, Edward] (1802-77). “A Vision of Bangor, in the Twentieth Century.” In Voices from the Kenduskeag (Bangor, ME: David Bugbee, 1848), 61-73. The PSt copy has many of the authors identified. Rpt. in American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction. Ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1971. All items separately paged. Also rpt. in Otherworldly Maine. Ed. Noreen Doyle (Camden, ME: Down East, 2008), 124-34. Jane Sophia Appleton has been identified as the editor, but the contemporary notes suggest that it may have been edited by Mrs. Cornelia C. Barrett. MoU-St, PSt, W1, 39

Eutopia presented as recording a dream of Bangor in 1978. Some satire. South America now part of the U. S., which has fifty-six states. No slavery. Temperance, traditional gender-roles. No writing. The author was Governor of Maine from 1838 to 39 and 1841 to 42). See also 1848 Appleton, which responds to Kent’s treatment of women.