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Written by a scottish born New Zealand university professor John Macmillan Brown under a pseudonym. A political and social satire similar to Gulliver's Travels. The protagonist looking for a spiritually pure form of humanity which he believes can only be found in a primitive and isolated culture, travels on his ship the Daydream to the fog bound archipelago of Riallaro ...more
Paperback, 434 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Forgotten Books (first published 1901)
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In the vein of Gulliver's Travels the protagonist journeys to a fog bound archipelago and discovers various islands each run on different philosophies.
There are four or so major islands, run by what i would describe as liars, communists, warmongers and sensualists. Then each of these islands takes anyone they deem mad and sends them to another island filled with people who share their madness or extremist views.
So you have islands populated by nothing but anarchists, another by journalists, ot
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