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A World of Women
A novel by

What would happen to our culture if men ceased to exist? Mary E. Bradley Lane explores this question in Mizora, the first known feminist utopian novel written by a woman.

Vera Zarovitch is a Russian noblewoman - heroic, outspoken, and determined. A political exile in Siberia, she escapes and flees north, eventually finding herself, adrift and exhausted, on a strange sea at the North Pole. Crossing a barrier of mist and brilliant light, Zarovitch is swept into the enchanted, inner world of Mizora. A haven of music, peace, universal education, and beneficial, advanced technology, Mizora is a world of women.

Mizora appeared anonymously in the Cincinnati Commercial in 1880 and 1881. Mary E. Bradley Lane concealed from her husband her role in writing the controversial story.


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Paperback Editions

October 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: Mizora: A World of Women (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): Mary E Bradley Lane
ISBN: 0-8032-7992-2 / 978-0-8032-7992-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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