An Experiment in Marriage. A Romance

TitleAn Experiment in Marriage. A Romance
Year for Search1889
AuthorsBellamy, Charles J[oseph](1852-1910)
Date Published1899
PublisherAlbany Publishing Company
Place PublishedAlbany, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia presented as a successful experiment in socialism and free love, although there is very little sex outside marriage and no marriage before age 22. Easy divorce. Women are financially independent, and children are raised communally with parents free to spend time with them. Both men and women work four hours a day. Land and houses owned by the state. Married women are allotted houses. Single people of both sexes live in what they call phalansteries or buildings where each person has a private room, and there are extensive communal facilities. See also 1884 Bellamy, The Way Out.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1977 with an “Introduction” by Joel Nydahl (v-xxviii).

Holding Institutions

L, PSt, W3,453

Author Note

The author (1852-1910) was Edward Bellamy’s brother.

Full Text

1889 Bellamy, Charles J[oseph] (1852-1910). An Experiment in Marriage. A Romance. Albany, NY: Albany Publishing Company. Rpt. Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1977 with an “Introduction” by Joel Nydahl (v-xxviii). L, PSt, W3,453

Eutopia presented as a successful experiment in socialism and free love, although there is very little sex outside marriage and no marriage before age 22. Easy divorce. Women are financially independent, and children are raised communally with parents free to spend time with them. Both men and women work four hours a day. Land and houses owned by the state. Married women are allotted houses. Single people of both sexes live in what they call phalansteries or buildings where each person has a private room, and there are extensive communal facilities. See also 1884 Bellamy, The Way Out. The author was Edward Bellamy’s brother.