Sir Julius Vogel (1835-1899) is mainly known for his dominance of New Zealand politics during the 1870s and 1880s. His main literary undertakings revolved around journalism, frequent letters to the editor (he was regularly accepted for publication in The Times in his later years) and handbooks for colonists to New Zealand. In his early career in New Zealand he wrote and staged a well received (but anonymous) version of Lady Audley's Secret (1863) only a few months after its first West End performance. His greatest literary accomplishment was his science fiction novel Anno Domini 2000: Or, Women's Destiny (1889).

A hugely energetic and imaginative man, Vogel was born in London to Albert Leopold Vogel and P…

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Smithies, James. "Julius Vogel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 April 2006
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