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Royal, Matthew J

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1863-1900) Canadian teacher and author of The Isle of the Virgins: A Romance (1899; cut vt The Unknown Island; Or, The Isle of the Virgins 1905), a Lost Race Utopia set on an Island where women – descended from ancient Romans – dominate; men are allowed to mate only within the framework of a game (see Games and Sports) run by their betters. The protagonist, who has come upon the island, does not approve. [JC]

Matthew Joseph Royal

born Adelaide, Ontario: 27 May 1863

died Thorold, Ontario: November 1900

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