Dr Benjamin Authers, Flinders University, in this fascinating blog-post:

A Week in the Future begins in Adelaide in 1888. Rather than two years of the quiet and frustratingly coddled life of an invalid, Emily Bethel, with the assistance of a potion provided by her doctor, chooses instead to live for only a week longer, but a hundred years in the future (and, for good measure, is transported to London for the experience). Over the following week Bethel explores aspects of this new, utopian society, including its economics, laws, social practices, and arts. “

Read the full post at http://centreofdemocracy.sa.gov.au/2019/08/imagining-utopia-in-catherine-helen-spences-a-week-in-the-future/

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