Utopia

Utopia


Translator: Dominic Baker-Smith
Introduction by: Dominic Baker-Smith

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141442327
  • 192  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A major new translation of Thomas More’s popular work of philosophical fiction
 
In his most famous and controversial book, Utopia, Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated, and all property is communal. Through dialogue and correspondence between the protagonist Raphael Hythloday and his friends and contemporaries, More explores the theories behind war, political disagreements, social quarrels, and wealth distribution and imagines the day-to-day lives of those citizens enjoying freedom from fear, oppression, violence, and suffering. Originally written in Latin, this vision of an ideal world is also a scathing satire of Europe in the sixteenth century and has been hugely influential since publication, shaping utopian fiction even today

Utopia

Utopia

Thomas More, Translator: Dominic Baker-Smith, Introduction by: Dominic Baker-Smith

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