Dystopian Literature of the 19th Century – Ralph K Jones

Dystopian Literature Review

List of 19th Century Dystopian Literature and Review

First, of all I Ralph K Jones welcome to my Blog and Website, I am sure you know by now I am an avid reader and writer of Dystopian Literature. In this series, you will find short reviews of every Dystopian Novel I could think of. I will be producing a series of articles and in-depth reviews of my favourites over the next few years, however, starting with 19th Century Dystopian Literature mini-reviews and details about the book I hope to provide you with some ideas for reading material for may years to come.

Book Title:  A Sojourn in the City of Amalgamation, in the Year of Our Lord, 19– 

Author: Jerome B. Holgate

Published: 1835

Publisher: Self published

Language: English

Pages: 190

Good reads rating: 2.00/5

About: The story condemns abolitionists by portraying them as endorsers of “amalgamation,” or interracial marriage. Its storyteller experiences a future city, Amalgamation, were Caucasians and blacks have intermarried exclusively for racial fairness, bringing about “moral degeneration, lethargy, and political and financial decrease.

Book Title:  Paris in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jules Verne

Published: 1994 (Written 1863)

Publisher: Hachette Livre

Language: French

Pages: 222

Good reads rating: 3.37/5

About: Jules Verne has written a novel Paris in the Twentieth century that is science fiction. The main character of this novel is 16 years old who graduates in works of literature and classics. The novel refers to the young man who lives in an advanced technologically but struggles unsuccessfully and culture is backward.

Book Title:  Notes from the Underground

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Published: 1864

Publisher: Epoch

Language: Russian

Pages: 136

Good reads rating:  4.16 /5

About: Notes have to be considered as one of the first factual novel. It contains two parts. In the 1st part, “The underground man attacks the ones who believes in science and rationality, and says that it is more beneficial to act according to one’s own stupid will rather than to act according to rational arguments.

In the 2nd part, Underground Man speaks the episode from his life where he consciously puts himself in situations where he knows that he will be embarrassed and ashamed.

Book Title:  Vril

Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Published: May 1871

Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons

Language: English

Pages: 98

Good reads rating:  3.24/5

About: Edward Bulwer Lytton is pioneering science fiction novel ‘Vril” was taken very seriously by 19th century Atlantis fans. Vril is a curious energy, which is used by Lytton’s covert race to power their advanced civilizations, and it was later treated as a reality charmer.

Book Title:  Erewhon

Author: Samuel Butler

Published: 1872

Publisher: Trübner and Ballantyne

Language: English

Pages: 246

Good reads rating: 3.58/5

About: This novel is written by name of this novel is associate its country. Its name discovered by the protagonist. In which not tell us where is Erewhon but its cleared that is a fictional country. Writer discovered in this book on own experience a young man who is work on sheep farmer.

Book Title: The Begum’s Fortune

Author: Jules Verne

Published: 1879

Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Language: French

Pages: 256

Good reads rating:  3.63/5

About: Two men showed the inherited of a French soldier, who settled in India and married with native prince that immensely rich widow and title is begum. One of is a doctor of in French who is concerned with European for a long time. The second is Scientist of German as militarist and racist.

Book Title:  The Fixed Period

Author: Anthony Trollope

Published: October 2nd 2007

Publisher: Kessinger

Language: English

Pages: 212

Good reads rating: 2.50/5

About: Gabriel Crasweller is Britannula’s oldest citizen who is a successful merchant farmer and owner of the land. He was making the instrumental of the republic of the same-minded people. Which include it’s a junior as a friend. She is serving as a president of Britannula. He voted for in a favour of fixed period Law that became more pensive. 

Book Title:  The Republic of the Future

Author: Anna Bowman Dodd

Published: 1887

Publisher: Cassell & Co.

Language: English

Pages: 88

Good reads rating:  2.77/5

About: This book has written in the response of Utopian literature that was very important and noteworthy factor of for second half of the nineteenth century. This book is a fictional. Anna Bowman Dodd takes aim of liberal development of her area. Moreover, animal rights were founded in New York.

Book Title:  The Inner House 

Author:  Walter Besant

Published: 1888

Publisher: Corinthian

Language: English

Pages: 198

Good reads rating:  3.38 /5

About: The Inner House novel has written by Walter Besant. It is set a couple of hundreds of years later on and is a tragic dream about a general public which has achieved a phase of latent consistency under the control of a first class gathering of researchers who have found a remedy of eternality.

Book Title:  Caesar’s Column

Author: Ignatius L. Donnelly

Published: 1890

Publisher: F. J. Shulte & Co.

Language: English

Pages: 367

Good reads rating: 3.04/5

About: This book tells the story of twentieth century. This book has categorized as speculative, science and dystopian fiction. This book explains Political and romance as well. Writer cast a fiction as epistolary novel. In which a person sharing his experiences who visited New York. Weltstein do not like to deal directly with American.

Book Title:  Pictures of the Socialistic Future

Author: Eugen Richter

Published: 1891

Publisher: Verlag “Fortschritt”

Language: German

Pages: 284

Good reads rating: 4.33/5

About: Eugen Richter was a German lawmaker and columnist in Imperial Germany. He was one of the main supporters of progressivism in the Prussian Land tag and the German Reichstag. Richter turned into a solid promoter of unhindered commerce, a market economy. In 1859, he turned into a government worker in the legal executive.

Book Title:  The Repairer of Reputations

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Published: 18-sep-2014

Publisher: Weiser Books

Language: English

Pages: 63

Good reads rating:  3.47/5

This story tell us an example of horror fiction of chamber, it tells about a young man fallen from his horse and received an injury on his head. When he was recovering from his accident he gets and reads the story which represent universally censored that disturb him very badly.

Book Title:  The Time Machine 

Author: H. G. Wells

Published: 1872

Publisher: William Heinemann (UK),Henry Holt (US)

Language: English

Pages: 188

Good reads rating:  3.88/5

About: The Time Machine is a sci-fi novella by H. G. Wells. The Time Machine has adjusted into three component movies of a similar name, just as two TV renditions, and countless comic book adjustments. It likewise by implication roused a lot more works of fiction in numerous media preparations.

Book Title: The Sleeper Awakes

Author: H. G. Wells

Published: 1899, 1910

Publisher: Harper & Brothers

Language: English

Pages: 274

Good reads rating:  3.42/5

About: This book is tragic sci-fi by English writer H. G. Wells, about a man who rests for two hundred and three years, awakening in a totally changed London where he has turned into the most extravagant man on the planet. Disappointed with its unique structure, Wells, who was a frank communist and writer of prophetic compositions, modified it in 1910.

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