JOHN HARVEY: A TALE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. By Anon Moore [pseudonym]. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-407 [408: blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "An English aristocrat narrates the history of a colonization movement begun by a mineralogist who discovers a gold mine and two miracle metals. He uses his riches to form a secret brotherhood and to establish the Nationality Confederation in the Midwest and Southwest. After his death, the Confederation peacefully spreads over America. The hero's disciples honor him with elaborate oaths and rituals." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 202. "One of the more pleasant novels of social protest of the period; entertaining reading, although the message is not as clear as it might have been." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1541. Kopp 807. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 160. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 402. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 188. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 112. Taylor, The Economic Novel in America, p. 349. Bleiler (1978), p. 142. Reginald 05727. Wright (III) 2092. Early owner's name stamped on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at edges, cloth frayed at upper spine end, a very good copy. (#157155).
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