Mizora: A Prophecy (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 1890 - Fiction - 147 pages
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"This new edition of Mizora, about an 1880's radical feminist utopia, includes a new, extensive introduction that provides a critical apparatus to appropriately place Mizora and author Mary E. Bradley in the cultural and historical context of the nineteenth century. A precursor to Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, Mizora is the first all female utopian novel in American literature. The novel follows its heroine Vera Zarovitch, a stalwart, husky woman from the Russian nobility who, after exile to Siberia, withstands the rigors of the Arctic wastelands to become the first woman to reach the North Pole. She becomes caught up in a whirling current that rushes her through walls of amber mists and drops her into the sweet-scented atmosphere of a land lying in the earth's interior - Mizora, a three-thousand-year-old feminist utopia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Review: Mizora: A World of Women

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Painfully boring. No plot or characterization. Some mildly interesting ideas for a Utopia, but none developed thoroughly enough to make it worth pursuing. The undertones of racism and eugenics make ... Read full review

Review: Mizora: A World of Women

User Review  - Lynette - Goodreads

Yay for women, we can do anything, and the all-female country of Mizora proves it. Some progressive for the time ideas on universal free education, economics, etc, so it gets good points for all that ... Read full review

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Jean Pfaelzer is Professor of English and American Studies aJean Pfaelzer is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Delaware. She is author of "The Utopian t the University of Delaware. She is author of "The Utopian Novel in America, 1886-1896: The Politics of Form, "among otNovel in America, 1886-1896: The Politics of Form, "among other books. She was Executive Director of the National Labor her books. She was Executive Director of the National Labor Law Center and was appointed to the Washington DC CommissionLaw Center and was appointed to the Washington DC Commission for Women. for Women.

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