Paperback Utopia / Thomas More.
Publication year: 2016
Edition: [New edition] / introduction by China Miéville ; essays by Ursul
Publisher: London : Verso,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784787608 (pbk.) :
Five hundred years since its first publication, Thomas More's astonishingly radical 'Utopia' continues to shape speculative fiction today. 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. 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.
216 pages ; 21 cm