The Emperor of the If

TitleThe Emperor of the If
Year for Search1926
AuthorsDent, Guy [Herbert de Boisragon](1892-1954)
Date Published1926
PublisherWilliam Heinemann
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia. A man invents a means of changing history with the idea of forcing people to face greater challenges in order to improve the race. Instead, they degenerate. He then uses the same means to visit the future, which he finds to be in continuous war. The novel ends with the suggestion that a better, more Christian future is still possible.

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Author Note

(1892-1954)

Full Text

1926 Dent, Guy [Herbert de Boisragon] (1892-1954). The Emperor of the If. London: William Heinemann. L, LLL

Dystopia. A man invents a means of changing history with the idea of forcing people to face greater challenges in order to improve the race. Instead, they degenerate. He then uses the same means to visit the future, which he finds to be in continuous war. The novel ends with the suggestion that a better, more Christian future is still possible.