"Equality--A Political Romance"

Title"Equality--A Political Romance"
Year for Search1802
Authors[Lithgow], [John]
Secondary TitleThe Temple of Reason (Philadelphia, PA)
Volume / Edition 2. 17 - 23
Pagination132-33, 141-42, 149-51, 157-59, 165-67, 172-74, 177-79
Date PublishedMay 22 - July 3, 1802
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia. No money, land is held in common and labor is required from all until age 50. No towns–houses are spread over the entire country. Everyone over 15 has a separate apartment and keeps it even when married. Gerontocracy. Deist. Every male over 18 is provided with arms and must know how to use them.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as Equality; or, A History of Lithconia. Philadelphia, PA: Liberal Union, 1837. This ed. rpt. in The New Moral World (London) [5].3 - 5, 7, 10, 13, 15 - 16, 20 (November 10 - 24, December 8, 29, 1838; January 13, February 2 - 9, March 9, 1839): 45-46; 51-52; 69-71; 99-100; 158-59; 206-07; 239-40; 247-49; 310-11; as Equality; or, A History of Lithconia. Boston, MA: Pub. by J. P. Mendum, 1863; and as Equality, A History of Lithconia. Philadelphia, PA: The Prime Press, 1947. Rpt. from The Temple of Reason as by James Reynolds in American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction. Ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1971. All items separately paged.

Info Notes

Has most frequently been attributed to James Reynolds. For the new attribution, see Michael Durey, “John Lithgow’s Lithconia: The Making and Meaning of America’s First ‘Utopian Socialist’ Tract.” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser. 49.4 (October 1992): 675-94.

Title Note

Rpt. as Equality; or, A History of Lithconia

Holding Institutions

DLC, MoU-St, PSt, W1,920a

Full Text

1802 [Lithgow, John]. “Equality–A Political Romance.” The Temple of Reason (Philadelphia, PA) 2. 17 - 23 (May 22 - July 3, 1802): 132-33, 141-42, 149-51, 157-59, 165-67, 172-74, 177-79. Rpt. as Equality; or, A History of Lithconia. Philadelphia, PA: Liberal Union, 1837. This ed. rpt. in The New Moral World (London) [5].3 - 5, 7, 10, 13, 15 - 16, 20 (November 10 - 24, December 8, 29, 1838; January 13, February 2 - 9, March 9, 1839): 45-46; 51-52; 69-71; 99-100; 158-59; 206-07; 239-40; 247-49; 310-11; as Equality; or, A History of Lithconia. Boston, MA: Pub. by J. P. Mendum, 1863; and as Equality, A History of Lithconia. Philadelphia, PA: The Prime Press, 1947. Rpt. from The Temple of Reason as by James Reynolds in American Utopias: Selected Short Fiction. Ed. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1971. All items separately paged. Has most frequently been attributed to James Reynolds. For the new attribution, see Michael Durey, “John Lithgow’s Lithconia: The Making and Meaning of America’s First ‘Utopian Socialist’ Tract.” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser. 49.4 (October 1992): 675-94. DLC, MoU-St, PSt, W1,920a

Eutopia. No money, land is held in common and labor is required from all until age 50. No towns–houses are spread over the entire country. Everyone over 15 has a separate apartment and keeps it even when married. Gerontocracy. Deist. Every male over 18 is provided with arms and must know how to use them.