"Tales of a Great-Grandmother"

Title"Tales of a Great-Grandmother"
Year for Search1891
AuthorsFreeman, Ruth Ellis
Secondary TitleThe New Nation
Volume / Edition1
Pagination458-60; 505-07; 569-71
Date PublishedAugust 15, September 5, October 3, 1891
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

Eutopia set in 1888 Bellamy’s world contrasted with an old woman’s memories of the period before the eutopia was established. The single greatest emphasis is on the enhanced leisure, with a long vacation every few years, short vacations throughout the year, and free time daily. This allows people the opportunity to be creative (literature is stressed) and spend time in their gardens and doing other things they enjoy. A particular emphasis is on the way cooperative housekeeping frees women from onerous, unpaid labor to follow their desired pursuits.

Info Notes

The second and third installments have the subtitle “Told in the Year 1980”.

Author Note

Female author.

Full Text

1891 Freeman, Ruth Ellis. “Tales of a Great-Grandmother.” The New Nation 1 (August 15, September 5, October 3, 1891): 458-60; 505-07; 569-71. The second and third installments have the subtitle “Told in the Year 1980”.

Eutopia set in 1888 Bellamy’s world contrasted with an old woman’s memories of the period before the eutopia was established. The single greatest emphasis is on the enhanced leisure, with a long vacation every few years, short vacations throughout the year, and free time daily. This allows people the opportunity to be creative (literature is stressed) and spend time in their gardens and doing other things they enjoy. A particular emphasis is on the way cooperative housekeeping frees women from onerous, unpaid labor to follow their desired pursuits. Female author.