Anno Domini 2000: or Woman's Destiny

Anno Domini 2000: or Woman's Destiny

by Julius Vogel
     
 

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"Before women even got the vote, this novel prophesied women presidents, prime ministers and leaders of the opposition. Before the Wright Brothers or Richard Pearse flew, it predicted global air travel. Before the Labour Party, it advocated social welfare and subsidised housing, and before the computer and email it foresaw a "noiseless telegraph". With Britain's… See more details below

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"Before women even got the vote, this novel prophesied women presidents, prime ministers and leaders of the opposition. Before the Wright Brothers or Richard Pearse flew, it predicted global air travel. Before the Labour Party, it advocated social welfare and subsidised housing, and before the computer and email it foresaw a "noiseless telegraph". With Britain's Empire rampant and Home Rule in ruins, it anticipated a prosperous independent Ireland and attempted secession by Australia. As prophecy, Julius Vogel's 2000 came nearer the mark than George Orwell's 1984, says Roger Robinson's critical introduction to this special edition for the year 2000." Although this is the first republication since 1889, Anno Domini 2000; or, Woman's Destiny has remained a key point of reference in histories of the women's movement, utopianism, and New Zealand literature. Sir Julius Vogel was a former New Zealand Prime Minister, journalist and playwright when he retired to England to write one of literature's most remarkable utopian novels, visionary in its prediction of how politics, technology, global finance and social welfare would be in the year 2000.

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ISBN-13:
9780824825010
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.49(d)

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