Utopia

Utopia


Introduction by: Dominic Baker-Smith
Translator: 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.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Utopia

Utopia

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

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