We’re planning a podcast discussion of a nearly forgotten utopian novel:
J.D. Beresford’s Goslings: A World Of Women.
First published 100 years ago, this story of a global pandemic, and its impact upon the survivors, will remind you of later novels like The Death Of Grass and Earth Abides. The difference here is the emphasis on gender.
Here’s the official description:
A global plague has decimated England’s male population and the once-predictable Gosling family is now free to fulfill its long-frustrated desires. When Mr. Gosling leaves his family to peruse his sexual vices, the Gosling daughters, who lack experience and self-independence, find shelter in a matriarchal commune. However their new life is threatened by the community elders’ views on free love.
There’s also a FREE ebook version available via Archive.org.
Posted by Jesse Willis