The Exile

TitleThe Exile
Year for Search1927
AuthorsJohnston, Mary(1870-1936)
Date Published1927
PublisherLittle, Brown
Place PublishedBoston
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The novel begins with Eldorado Island, where English settlers are shipwrecked in the eighteenth century and establish a flourishing community, which grows with additions from visiting ships and the birth of children. Presented as a eutopia of simplicity. But on the mainland war and a dictatorship develop and Eldorado Island is used as a place of exile for dissidents. The novel follows the latest exile’s experience on the island, the coming of another war, and its ending with a worldwide spiritual awakening that suggests that a eutopia will follow.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (1870-1936)

Full Text

1927 Johnston, Mary (1870-1936). The Exile. Boston: Little, Brown, 1927. U. K. ed. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1927. O, PSt

The novel begins on Eldorado Island, where English settlers are shipwrecked in the eighteenth century and establish a flourishing community, which grows with additions from visiting ships and the birth of children. Presented as a eutopia of simplicity. But on the mainland war and a dictatorship develop, and Eldorado Island is used as a place of exile for dissidents. The novel follows the latest exile’s experience on the island, the coming of another war, and its ending with a worldwide spiritual awakening that suggests that a eutopia will follow. Female author.