Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of the unidentified UK author (? - ) of New Britain (1820) [see Checklist for full title], a Utopia on clemently socialist lines, except for heavy strictures against untoward Sex, as the society is devoutly Malthusian. The setting is somewhere westish of Minnesota; the Lost Race which founded New Britain is made up of Puritans from the early sixteenth century – their successful settlement considerably precedes that of Jamestown, therefore. [JC]
"G A Ellis"
- New Britain: A Narrative of a Journey by Mr Ellis to a Country so Called by its Inhabitants, Discovered in the Vast Plain of the Missouri, in North America, and Inhabited by a People of British Origin, Who Lived Under an Equitable System of Society Productive of Peculiar Independence and Happiness; Also, some Account of their Constitution, Customs, and Philosophical Opinions, Together with a Brief Sketch of their History from the Time of their Departure from Great Britain (London: W Simpkin and R Marshall, 1820) [binding unknown/]
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