The River of Oto

The second edition cover with Fairy Goldday

Author James M. Jackson
Language Flag of Lovia Small English
Publication date 1929 (1st)
2006 (9th)
Editions Nine (9th)
Genre Fiction > Psychology, adventure
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 249 pp

The River of Oto is a Lovian fantasy and adventure novel by James M. Jackson. The first version was published in 1929. A recent adaptation was made by Lars Washington in 2008.

It is said the first version by James M. Jackson had 21 print runs, making it a very successful book in the 1930s. It is one of the Oto novels.

The original novel depicts Oto as a selfish person being taught in a gentle way by Fairy Goldday about The Golden Rule with a happy end. The ethic of reciprocity, or the Golden Rule, is a fundamental moral value which simply means "treat others as you would like to be treated." It is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights, though it is not without its critics.

Ethical teaching interprets the Golden Rule as mutual respect for one's neighbour (rather than as a deontological or consequentialist rule). A key element of the golden rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people, not just members of his or her in-group with consideration. The golden rule, with roots in a wide range of world cultures, is well suited to be a standard to which different cultures could appeal in resolving conflicts. Principal philosophers and religious figures have stated it in different ways.

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