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ISBN: 0839823037
Author: Mary Griffith
Language: English
Publisher: Gazelle Book Services Ltd; New edition edition (June 30, 1975)
Pages: 144
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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Three Hundred Years Hence is a utopian science fiction novel by author Mary Griffith, published in 1836. It is the first known utopian novel written by an American woman.

Three Hundred Years Hence is a utopian science fiction novel by author Mary Griffith, published in 1836. The novel concerns a hero who falls into a deep sleep and awakens in the Utopian states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Three Hundred Years Hence book. Includes bibliographical references. An excerpt from the beginning of CHAPTER I

Three Hundred Years Hence is the first known science fiction novel written by an American woman; it was published in 1836 by author Mary Griffith.

Three Hundred Years Hence is the first known science fiction novel written by an American woman; it was published in 1836 by author Mary Griffith. Griffith envisioned a utopian feminist future in the year 2135 and set the book in Philadelphia.

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Three Hundred Years Hence is the first known science fiction novel written by an American woman; it was published in 1836 by author Mary Griffith

Three Hundred Years Hence is the first known science fiction novel written by an American woman; it was published in 1836 by author Mary Griffith. Presciently, Griffith predicts a new form of power replaci. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Three Hundred Years Hence is the first known science fiction novel written by an American woman; it was published in 1836 by author Mary Griffith.

Three hundred years hence. By Mary Griffith (1772-1846). Three hundred years hence

Three hundred years hence. Text as first published in Camperdown; or, News from our neighbourhood: Being sketches by the author of 'Our Neighbourhood. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. Three hundred years hence. Chapter I. IT is seldom that men begin to muse and sit alone in the twilight until they arrive at the age of fifty, for until that period the cares of the world and the education of their young children engross all their thoughts. Edgar Hastings, our hero, at thirty years of age was still unmarried, but he had gone through a vast deal of excitement, and the age of musing had been anticipated by twenty years.

Three hundred years hence Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. The Gregg Press science fiction series. Are you sure you want to remove Three hundred years hence from your list? Three hundred years hence. Published 1975 by Gregg Press in Boston. Reprint of the 1950 ed. published by Prime Press, Philadelphia, as no. 2 of the Prime Press series of reprints of early American Utopian novels. Forms the first part of a volume entitled Camperdown; or, News from our neighbourhood: being sketched, by the author of 'Our neighbourhood,' published in Philadelphia, 1836.

The last twelve months of his seven years' tour was spent in England, being stationary in London only during the sitting of Parliament

The last twelve months of his seven years' tour was spent in England, being stationary in London only during the sitting of Parliament. His talents thus cultivated, and his mind enlarged by liberal travel, he returned to America well worthy the friendship and attention of those who admire and appreciate a character of his stamp.

Series: The Gregg Press science fiction series. This is the first Poul Anderson book I have finished (I got bogged down in one of his later novels a few years ago)

Series: The Gregg Press science fiction series. Hardcover: 141 pages. Publisher: Gregg Press (1979). Over the years I have read several of these novels and they are quick reads, modestly entertaining and as I recall had more appeal when I was a teen. Stunners buzz, energy beams flared and slug hiss as this space opera trundles along. This is the first Poul Anderson book I have finished (I got bogged down in one of his later novels a few years ago). The Rebel Worlds is part of a series of books by Anderson about his main character Dominic Flandry and the failing Terran Empire. The series includes Ensign Flandry (1966), a Circus of Hells (1970), etc.

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Fawrindhga
In Three Hundred Years Hence, Mary Griffith envisioned a feminist future in the year 2135. She set the book in Philadelphia, her hometown. In some ways her vision of the future is strange, at times not quite right, and in other ways amazing. Keep in mind, she wrote this in 1835.

In her novel, the main character, Edgar Hastings, when leaving on a business trip, as he walks to the steamboat, stops off at a small farmhouse on his estate. There he falls asleep. A great thaw causes a bank of snow from the hill above to cover the farmhouse. His family never tries to dig out his body as they think he's was on the steamship, which happened to explode . So they thought he died in the explosion with the other passengers.

Thee hundred years later, his descendants, who still own the property, hire workers to cut a road through the hill. They come to a stratum of ice. After the workers cut through the ice, they discover the farmhouse. Edgar's descendants step inside and that is when he thaws out and wakes up, still alive. But he thinks he's in the wrong place for so much has changed in 300 years. He finds the improvements taken place since his accident, amazing. Edgar’s descendants explain the improved conditions are due entirely to the changes that took place when all poor females were given an education.

In Philadelphia, Edgar only recognizes five buildings still standing from his day: the Mint, the United States Bank,, the Asylum for the deaf and dumb and Girard College, (still in operation and the school's buildings, shown in this drawing, still stand). Of all those, only one of them, the mint, was demolished, the other three still stand in 2013, almost two hundred years later.

In the book, Edgar's descendants inform him, no one goes door to door asking for donations to charities anymore. Now, each state runs its own charitable institutions, except for those people volunteer to maintain with their own money.

The old market place used to be a roof supported by pillars with stone pavement running the length of it, where women selling food and wares sat under the arch, outside of the pillars, and yelled through the streets, carrying fish and vegetables on their heads. Now it's changed into a two story, fire proof building of hewn stone. On the upper story, wooden, tin, baskets, and crockery domestic wares, as well as seeds and garden utensils, are all kept clean and are neatly arranged. On the ground floor, under which runs a stream of cold, clear water, are a variety of fruits vegetables. All the women clerks, selling the produce, wear caps and snow white aprons, and stand or sit by their baskets, no long yelling. In the butcher shop, meat is no longer hung in the open air. You just ask for a particular joint and a small door opens, two feet square in the wall and there hangs the part, priced four cents a pound.

Steamboats due to all their boiler explosions and the deaths they caused, were replaced in 1850. A woman invented a new power for the boats to run on – no steam, no heat, nor animal power, no masts and no sails, and not condensed air, which was tried in his time - but with enough energy to move the largest ship.

In China, the feet of their women are allowed to grow and they import their fashions from France. They also have made great improvements in the conditions of their lower class, all due to humanizing the treatment of women.

Tobacco is no longer grown, due to the disgusting habit of tobacco juice. Not due to the dangers of nicotine and cancer, which no one in the Regency era knew about. Instead of copy rights for 14 years, as in Edgar's time, they are held by the author, then his/her family as long as they choose to keep it. Daniel Webster became president in 1842, (of course that didn't happen).

By law, monopolies are no longer allowed. In 1848, the monopolies of roads are broken up and come under the state governments, then later, control of the roads all merge under the federal government.

In the rail cars they travel in, the seats are all nice rocking chairs. The cars run silently with little friction as the rails of the road and the tires of the wheels are of wood. They also come in a variety sizes – some small enough to only hold two or four passengers. They run by themselves and you just turn a little crank to bring the machine to a stop.

Edgar's descendants explain that as soon as women were considered of equal importance with their husbands – as soon as they were on equality in money matters all barbarians of the age disappeared. Women exterminated the war seed to abstain from shedding human blood except in self defense or in cases of invasion. No more hangings, criminals are sent to solitary confinement.

He also finds that slavery is abolished and the rights and privileges of African Americans are respected and all without a civil war. The government, rich in resources, and rich in land, sells the land, and with that money they indemnify the slaveholders for their loss of property. (Keep in mind she is writing this twenty-six years before the civil war began).

Mary Griffith's The Hundred Years Hence is just one example of Sci-fi written in the Regency and Victorian period by women authors. Women have been reading and writing Sci-fi for a long time and will continue doing both long into the future.
Nalmetus
Good book, but slightly antiquated. There is missing pieces. Finished it feeling like there should have been more imagination put into it.

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