A Woman of the Future

TitleA Woman of the Future
Year for Search1979
AuthorsIreland, David [Neil](b. 1927)
Date Published1979
PublisherGeorge Braziller
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

Surrealistic dystopia presented in notes and journal entries by a girl from early childhood to the end of her schooling. Australia is divided among the Free Citizens, who do nothing, the Servants of Society, who are the working middle class, and a few extremely rich known as the Pros. Machines have replaced most labor. Advancement based on education and competitive examinations. People fall out of the Servant class by developing abnormal characteristics, and the woman of the novel becomes a leopard.

Additional Publishers

Australian edition Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Allen Lane, 1979. Rpt. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Penguin, 1980.

Holding Institutions

A, M, PSt

Author Note

Australian author (b. 1927).

Full Text

1979 Ireland, David [Neil] (b. 1927). A Woman of the Future. New York: George Braziller. Australian edition Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Allen Lane, 1979. Rpt. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Penguin, 1980. A, M, PSt

Surrealistic dystopia presented in notes and journal entries by a girl from early childhood to the end of her schooling. Australia is divided among the Free Citizens, who do nothing, the Servants of Society, who are the working middle class, and a few extremely rich known as the Pros. Machines have replaced most labor. Advancement based on education and competitive examinations. People fall out of the Servant class by developing abnormal characteristics, and the woman of the novel becomes a leopard.