THE LAND OF THE CHANGING SUN. New York: The Merriam Company, . Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-233 [234-240: ads], inserted frontispiece with illustration by T. C. Gordon, original decorated tan cloth, front panel stamped in black and yellow, spine panel stamped in black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. A major early American dystopian novel. "Anti-utopian novel of what appears to be a beautiful sub-ocean world, but is revealed to be an ugly place ruled by scientists who enslave the people through technology." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 79. See Kenneth Roemer, "1984 in 1894: Harben's Land of the Changing Sun," Mississippi Quarterly, Winter 1972-3, XXVI, 29-42. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-89 and (1981) 1-92. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 66-7. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1039. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 137-39. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 398. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 56. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 516. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p, 197. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 06755. Wright (III) 2447. Contemporary owner's bookplate on front paste-down and name and date (Xmas '94) on front free endpaper. Spine lean, mild insect tracking to spine panel, a bright, very good copy. (#137398).
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