A Crystal Age, a utopian novel

Description

The response to industrial development in late Victorian England was often one of withdrawal. W H Hudson wrote extensively about the natural world. In A Crystal Age (1887), the narrator is knocked unconscious and comes round in a far-future utopia. Society is organised in communal houses – ruled by a Father and Mother – they do not understand the concept of ‘cities’. They have achieved their idyllic state by abandoning romantic love.

Full title:
A Crystal Age
Published:
1887
Format:
Book
Creator:
W H Hudson
Held by:
British Library
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
12613.m.14.

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Victorian utopias

Article by:
Marcus Waithe
Theme:
Visions of the future

The nature of the ideal society has occupied philosophers and writers for millennia. Here Dr Marcus Waithe considers how Victorian writers such as H G Wells, William Morris and Edward Bulwer-Lytton re-imagined their own society and envisaged utopian futures.

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