Mammuth; or, Human Nature Displayed on a Grand Scale: In a Tour with the Tinkers, into the Inland Parts of Africa

TitleMammuth; or, Human Nature Displayed on a Grand Scale: In a Tour with the Tinkers, into the Inland Parts of Africa
Year for Search1789
Authors[Thomson], [William](1746-1817)
Tertiary AuthorsThe Man in the Moon [pseud.]
Volume / Edition2 vols.
Date Published1789
PublisherPtd. for J. Murray
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, Scottish author
Annotation

Eutopia. Anti-technology–better to use nature than the best mechanical contrivances. Reason, learning, good repute, and nobility are the bases for government. Elective monarchy. Euthanasia is allowed for the old of good character.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Gulliveriana: IV. Ed. Jeanne Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1973), 229-384. Another edition–London: Ptd. for G. and T. Wilkie, 1789.

Pseudonym

By The Man in the Moon [pseud.]

Author Note

The author (1746-1817) was born and educated in Scotland and moved to London in 1788.

Full Text

1789 [Thomson, William] (1746-1817). Mammuth; or, Human Nature Displayed on a Grand Scale: In a Tour with the Tinkers, into the Inland Parts of Africa. By The Man in the Moon [pseud.]. 2 vols. London: Ptd. for J. Murray. Rpt. in Gulliveriana: IV. Ed. Jeanne Welcher and George E. Bush, Jr. (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1973), 229-384. Another edition–London: Ptd. for G. and T. Wilkie, 1789.

Eutopia. Anti-technology–better to use nature than the best mechanical contrivances. Reason, learning, good repute, and nobility are the bases for government. Elective monarchy. Euthanasia is allowed for the old of good character. The author was born and educated in Scotland and moved to London in 1788.