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Author Vairasse, Denis, approximately 1630-approximately 1696.

Title The history of the Sevarambians : a utopian novel / Denis Veiras ; edited and with an introduction by John Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 390 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Reminiscent of More's Utopia and Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Denis Veiras's History of the Sevarambians is one of the great utopian novels of the seventeenth century. Set in Australia, this rollicking adventure story comes complete with a shipwreck, romantic tales, religious fraud, magical talismans, and supernatural animals. The current volume contains two versions of Veiras's story: the original English and the 1738 English translation of the expanded French version. Veiras's work was well known in its own time and has been translated into a number of languages, including German, French, Russian, and Japanese, while the English version has been largely forgotten. The book has been read to teach a variety of political doctrines, and also has been cited as an early development in the history of ideas about religious toleration. It reveals a great deal about early modern English, Dutch, and French attitudes toward other cultures. One of the first utopian writings to qualify as a novel, it can be interpreted as a metaphor for human life, in all its complexity and ambiguity." --Book Jacket
Notes Includes "The history of the Sevarambians" published in French (5 parts) and translated into English in 1738; and "The history of the Sevarites or Sevarambi," part one published in 1675, and part two published in 1679
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
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Subject Utopias -- Early works to 1800.
Voyages, Imaginary -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Vairasse, Denis, approximately 1630-approximately 1696. History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi
Laursen, John Christian.
Masroori, Cyrus.
LC no. 2005021346
ISBN 0791467775 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0791467783 (paperback; alk. paper)
1423785487 (electronic bk.)
9780791467787 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781423785484 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Histoire des Sévarambes. English
History of the Sevarites or Sevarambi