Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1836-1903) Swiss-born author, in US from 1848, of two linked Utopias, The Future Commonwealth; or, What Samuel Balcom Saw in Socioland (1892) and In Brighter Climes; or, Life in Socioland: A Realistic Novel (1893). In Socioland, a socialist enclave hidden somewhere in Africa, women are equal to men (see Feminism; Women in SF), though both engage in the nineteenth-century practice sometimes known as karezza, which may be defined as non-seminal sexual intercourse. [JC]
Marc Samuel Albert Chavannes
born Lausanne, Switzerland: 23 February 1836
died Knoxville, Tennessee: 3 May 1903
- The Future Commonwealth; or, What Samuel Balcom Saw in Socioland (New York: True Nationalist Publishing Company, 1892) [hb/]
- In Brighter Climes; or, Life in Socioland: A Realistic Novel (Knoxville, Tennessee: Chavannes and Company, 1893) [in the publisher's New Thought Library series: hb/]
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