(#143314) A WORLD OF WOMEN. Beresford.

A WORLD OF WOMEN. New York: The Macaulay Company, 1913. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-306 [307-309: ads] [310-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original decorated maroon cloth, stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Published earlier in Britain as GOSLINGS (1913). The author's second full-length scientific romance, preceded by THE HAMPDENSHIRE WONDER (1911). "Edwardian catastrophe novel in the mode of H. G. Wells, with ironic description of a devastated world as seen through a lower middle class London family ... Good realistic detail and good characterizations as a whole ... Worth reading." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 183. "A plague wipes out most of the male population of the world. The new society is adjusted in favor of women and against old-fashioned conventions." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 42. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 069. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 32. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 90. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 152-3. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 105-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01156A. Cloth lightly worn at corner tips and spine ends, small damp ring on rear cover, old bibliographical description cut and pasted on the front free endpaper, a very good, bright copy. (#143314).

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