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Maguire, John Francis

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1815-1872) Irish nationalist politician and journalist, founder of the Cork Examiner. In his sf novel The Next Generation (1871 3vols), set in 1891, the UK has been much improved by steam-powered Balloons and the granting of women's suffrage (see Feminism); romance and the explication of other meliorist reforms just this side of Utopia take up the remainder of a very long book. "Jack Tubbs, or The Happy Isle", in Young Prince Marigold, and Other Fairy Stories (coll 1873), features an Edenic Island populated by animals with whom the hero has learned to converse. [JC]

John Francis Maguire

born Cork, Ireland: 1815

died Dublin, Ireland: 1 November 1872



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