The Isle of Pines: An Essay in Bibliography

Henry Neville Worthington Chauncey Ford


The Isle of Pines: An Essay in Bibliography

The Isle of Pines: An Essay in Bibliography

  • Title: The Isle of Pines: An Essay in Bibliography
  • Author: Henry Neville Worthington Chauncey Ford
  • ISBN: 9781406549799
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback



Henry Neville 1620 1694 was an English author and satirist, best remembered for his tale of shipwreck and dystopia, The Isle of Pines published in 1668 He spent most of the period of the English Civil War travelling on the European continent In April 1649 he was elected to Parliament to fill a vacancy as MP for Abingdon By the end of 1651 he was a member of the CounciHenry Neville 1620 1694 was an English author and satirist, best remembered for his tale of shipwreck and dystopia, The Isle of Pines published in 1668 He spent most of the period of the English Civil War travelling on the European continent In April 1649 he was elected to Parliament to fill a vacancy as MP for Abingdon By the end of 1651 he was a member of the Council of State, but found himself so hostile to Cromwell that he temporarily retired from active politics However, he returned to Parliament in 1656, representing Reading, having become a member of Harrington s republican group After the Restoration, he was arrested for treasonable practices in 1663 but was released without punishment He spent the rest of his life in quiet writing and scholarship Neville wrote a number of satires, the best known being The Parliament of Ladies He also published translations from Latin and Italian, including works of Machiavelli.


Recent Comments "The Isle of Pines: An Essay in Bibliography"

Just about intriguing enough to keep interest through the very few pages. Really not a true Utopian fiction (in the political/philosophical sense of the genre; à la Thomas More or William Morris) but an important work in the genesis of Robinson-Crusoe-esque fiction. It's influence on later works, and the popularity it had at the time are what make it worth reading (though, I suppose, you get much more in this regard from reading the very good introduction and notes, than from the short story it [...]


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