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Mary Griffith
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Three Hundred Years Hence

2.77  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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." This edition is in the Gregg Press Science Fiction Ser ...more
Hardcover, 131 pages
Published June 30th 1975 by Gregg Press (first published 1836)
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Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Daniela Ejzykowicz
É o maior problema das primeiras ficções científicas utópicas, são uns exposição de um mundo novo sem grandes momentos de conflito que tornam um livro envolvente.
Além disso o livro tem algumas consideráveis questões com racismo e preconceito, independente de ter sido escrito em outro tempo.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: apocalyptic
Simple. And thought-provoking. Written in ye ol english. a quick read. Kindled it. Interesting to see what ideas and thoughts were 'futuristic' pre-1900. Issues dealing with women's rights and place in society, slavery, transportation (though never fully explained). A quick jaunt into the future as seen from this author. Glad I read it. Doubt I will read it again. Odd coincidence for much of it to take place across the river in Philadelphia (not too far from where I read it).
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
maybe a generous 3.5 roundup, rip van winkle/"it was all just a dream" utopia that spends as much time talking about future tech, architecture, nyc, philadelphia and nj as it does the social elements of the society, in which women gain equal rights - though strangely enough doesn't seem to mention suffrage. funny in some places, and not long enough for it to drag on with its relatively basic plot ...more
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, women
Griffith "imagined a future in which society's advancements increase dramatically due to one major structural shift: supporting women in science." - foreword. Hopefully it doesn't take until 2135! ...more
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Jun 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
So, so boring. The description sounded like a fun sci-fi piece. It was all dialogue, boring, and takes a weird racist turn.
Jul 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
A man falls asleep and dreams about the region around Philadelphia three hundred years in the future (from around 1836). There is no real character development in this story, nor is there any actual story, other than what I stated in the first sentence. This is basically a wish-list of changes the author would like to see in the near future. I have no idea why she made it 300 years in the future and not 40 or 50. The changes she writes of could easily have happened in that time. There is no part ...more
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
This is part of my feminist reading project, which involves reading feminist utopiae. This is the oldest one I could find. It was written by a woman and has some aspects of feminism but all the main characters are men. It was written in 1836 so I guess I can understand that, but I hoped for better. I look forward to reading more of these!
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