Hopousia; or, The Sexual and Economic Foundations of a New Society. SEXUALITY, J. D. UNWIN, intro Aldous Huxley, pref Y J. Lubbock.

Hopousia; or, The Sexual and Economic Foundations of a New Society

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, [1940]. First Edition. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's cloth in cream dust jacket printed in green; 475pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Light chipping to jacket extremities, shallow tear at bottom of pp. 9/10 not approaching text, else a Very Good or better copy in the scarce jacket.

Posthumously published and unfinished sequel to the author's "Sex and Culture" (1934). The later text attempts to answer the question (as put by Huxley in his introduction), "What are the conditions which must be fulfilled if a society is to go on displaying maximum energy for an indefinite period?" (p. 17). Thus does Unwin describe a Utopia in which sex is made available by two forms of marriage, monogamous and polygamous, which citizens can choose and change at will. This way: "The rulers of the world are made free by this structure to focus on the maintenance of a sustainable state" (www.sf-encyclopedia.com). Ultimately, however, Unwin argues that the most advanced societies are those that strictly adhere to monogamy, sexual freedom depleting the civilization's energy. BROMER B.59.1.

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