By and By; An Historical Romance of the Future

TitleBy and By; An Historical Romance of the Future
Year for Search1873
AuthorsMaitland, Edward (1824-97)
Volume / Edition3 vols.
Date Published1873
PublisherRichard Bentley and Son
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Mostly adventure but includes a future technological eutopia as well as a description of a lower heaven as eutopia. Much discussion of the need for religion to recognize science. Stresses individualism. Racist, sexist, and imperialist. In the “Preface to New Edition” (iii-vi) the author says that the book was conceived and mostly written before The Coming Race and Erewhon and differs from them in outlining “a condition of things easily imaginable as resulting from the natural development of existing tendencies in knowledge and thought” and in indicating “the necessary future development of society” (iii). The author lived in New South Wales, Australia from 1849 to 1858 and some of the novel deals with the future of Australia.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1977. New ed. London: Richard Bentley, 1875.

Holding Institutions

DLC, L, LLL

Author Note

The author (1824-97)  lived in New South Wales, Australia from 1849 to 1858.

Full Text

1873 Maitland, Edward (1824-97). By and By; An Historical Romance of the Future. 3 vols. London: Richard Bentley and Son. Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1977. New ed. London: Richard Bentley, 1875. DLC, L, LLL

Mostly adventure but includes a future technological eutopia as well as a description of a lower heaven as eutopia. Much discussion of the need for religion to recognize science. Stresses individualism. Racist, sexist, and imperialist. In the “Preface to New Edition” (iii-vi) the author says that the book was conceived and mostly written before The Coming Race and Erewhon and differs from them in outlining “a condition of things easily imaginable as resulting from the natural development of existing tendencies in knowledge and thought” and in indicating “the necessary future development of society” (iii). The author lived in New South Wales, Australia from 1849 to 1858 and some of the novel deals with the future of Australia.