What Not; A prophetic Comedy

TitleWhat Not; A prophetic Comedy
Year for Search1918
AuthorsMacauley, [Emilie] Rose(1881-1958)
Tertiary AuthorsMacauley, Rose
Date Published1918/1919
PublisherConstable and Co.
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Satire on bureaucracy. A Ministry of Brains is established concerned, among other things, to implement a eugenic policy to produce the most intelligent children. Rational social policy is in conflict with human needs and differences, and the rational social policy fails.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. from a copy of the first edition. Bath, Eng.: Handheld Press, 2019, with an “Introduction” by Sarah Lonsdale (vii-xxx) and “Notes” by Kate Macdonald (187-95) including a note on 194-95 showing what was put in place of the original text.

Info Notes

The book was actually officially published in March 1919 due to the publisher’s fear of a libel suit required the removal of material in Chapter 10, although it was  not removed in all copies and now the two works are identified as the 1st and 2nd eds.

Holding Institutions

WU

Author Note

Female author (1881-1958)

Full Text

1918 Macauley, [Emilie] Rose (1881-1958). What Not; A prophetic Comedy. London: Constable and Co. The book was actually officially published in March 1919 due to the publisher’s fear of a libel suit required the removal of material in Chapter 10, although it was  not removed in all copies and now the two works are identified as the 1st and 2nd eds. Rpt. from a copy of the first edition. Bath, Eng.: Handheld Press, 2019, with an “Introduction” by Sarah Lonsdale (vii-xxx) and “Notes” by Kate Macdonald (187-95) including a note on 194-95 showing what was put in place of the original text. WU

Satire on bureaucracy. A Ministry of Brains is established concerned, among other things, to implement a eugenic policy to produce the most intelligent children. Rational social policy is in conflict with human needs and differences, and the rational social policy fails. Female author.