MIZORA: A PROPHECY OF THE CIVILIZATION OF THE FUTURE. A MSS. FOUND AMONG THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF THE PRINCESS VERA ZAROVITCH; BEING A TRUE AND FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF HER JOURNEY TO THE INTERIOR OF THE EARTH, WITH A CAREFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY AND ITS INHABITANTS, THEIR CUSTOMS, MANNERS AND GOVERNMENT. WRITTEN BY HERSELF. New York: G. W. Dillingham, Publisher, Successor to G. W. Carleton & Co., 1890. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi 7-312, original tan wrappers printed in black, side stapled. First edition. The "first significant all female utopia written in the United States." - Fortunati and Trousson (eds), Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 394-6. First published as a serial in the CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL in 1880-1881, the novel describes a journey to a Symmesian inner world and a feminist utopia where the displaced men simply died out. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-111; (1987) 1-56; (1995) 1-56; and (2004) II-1303. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2452. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 489. Howego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel B43. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 108. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 656. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 187. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 192. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 67-8. Bleiler (1978), p. 214. Reginald 15756. Bookplate of Stuart A. Teitler affixed to the inside front cover. Original front wrapper mounted on stiff board, spine and back cover of the Pratt Circulating Library, typewritten spine label, small number "50" written in black ink at top of front wrapper, front free endpaper detached, text paper tanned, a very good copy.
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