Stone, Mrs C H

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Working name of US author Margaret Manson Barber Stone (1841-1913); her sf novel, One of "Berrian's" Novels (1890), is set in the distant Near Future world described by Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward (1888), and is presented as a tale told by Berrian, a novelist who is a character in that Utopia. The tale itself does not dispute Bellamy's restrictive views of the role of women, though they are permitted to reach positions of power; and focuses on the doomed attempt of those who still resist the new world to overthrow it. [JC]

Margaret Manson Barber [or Barbour] Stone

born St Louis, Missouri: 26 February 1841

died St Louis, Missouri: 25 June 1913



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