Search SFE    Search EoF

  Omit cross-reference entries  

Wilson, Grosvenor

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1866-1948) US poet and author in whose Future History, The Monarch of Millions, or The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (1900), a 1950s America is strictly organized according to wealth, with the Emperor richest of all; the sciences have advanced remarkably but the people remain potentially restive, and young Demos from Alaska is able to topple the old plutocracy. Unfortunately – despite this cosmetic democratization – the Dystopian power structure remains intact. The book's cynicism tends to neutralize some of the foggy allegory. [JC]

John Grosvenor Wilson

born 10 December 1866

died 13 August 1948

works

links

previous versions of this entry



x
This website uses cookies.  More information here. Accept Cookies