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by Lindsay, Vachel.

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TitleThe golden book of Springfield
Author / Responsible partyLindsay, Vachel.
GenreFantasy fiction.
TopicsFantasy fiction. Utopian.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Golden Book of Springfield is American poet Vachel Lindsay's strange and mystical odyssey through the Springfield, Illinois of 2018, where the residents of that city strive to turn their home into a democratic utopia. It is a "Springfield a hundred years hence," a dreamlike space of spiritual and social awakenings. But when the threat of international war begins to loom over the horizon, the citizens of Springfield must find new ways to protect their city and keep it a "practical City of God." This is Vachel Lindsay's only long-form narrative work and a fascinating entry into the utopian fiction subgenre that came about after the publication of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward.

Additional Information

System control numberE13644
Original Print PublisherNew York : The Macmillan Company, 1920.
Narrator NameChuck Williamson.
Participant or performer noteChuck Williamson.
Narrators GenderMale narrator