The Vicious Virtuoso

TitleThe Vicious Virtuoso
Year for Search1898
AuthorsLombard, Louis(1861-1927)
Date Published1898
PublisherF. Tennyson Neely
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFrench author, Male author, US author
Annotation

A romance and adventure novel that includes a story of an ancient Egyptian race that was greatly advanced both spiritually and scientifically and produced a society in which all lived well. Everyone had equal food and clothing. No money. No religion, no political factions, and no patriotism. Higher education only for the elite and women excluded because it made them “less fit to bear and nourish children” (111). Euthanasia encouraged. Eugenics. Divorce easy with remarriage within a year required. The eutopia is destroyed by organized religion.

Holding Institutions

Hathi, MdBP, PSt

Author Note

The author (1861-1927) was born in France and died in Italy, but was in the U. S. from 1878, where he became Director of the Utica Conservatory of Music.

Full Text

1898 Lombard, Louis (1861-1927). The Vicious Virtuoso. New York: F. Tennyson Neely. Hathi, MdBP, PSt

A romance and adventure novel that includes a story of an ancient Egyptian race that was greatly advanced both spiritually and scientifically and produced a society in which all lived well. Everyone had equal food and clothing. No money. No religion, no political factions, and no patriotism. Higher education only for the elite and women excluded because it made them “less fit to bear and nourish children” (111). Euthanasia encouraged. Eugenics. Divorce easy with remarriage within a year required. The eutopia is destroyed by organized religion. The author was born in France and died in Italy, but was in the U. S. from 1878, where he became Director of the Utica Conservatory of Music.