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The republic


A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.

Editions:2522  Date:1551 - 2018  Genre(s):Utopian fiction

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by:More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535

First published in 1516, Saint Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory. Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this new translation. Professor Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems and issues that Utopia raises, and also provides informative commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging and rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community.

Editions:1773  Date:1516 - 2018  Genre(s):Utopian fiction

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Looking backward, 2000-1887

by:Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898

Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) is a thunderous indictment of industrial capitalism and a resplendent vision of life in a socialist utopia. Matthew Beaumont's lively edition explores the political and psychological peculiarities of this celebrated utopian fiction. - ;'No person can be blamed for refusing to read another word of what promises to be a mere imposition upon his credulity.'. Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in fin-de-si--egrave--;cle Boston, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep in 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000. America has been turned into a rigorously centrali.

Editions:531  Date:1881 - 2016  Genre(s):Utopian fiction, Science fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction

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Lost horizon

by:Hilton, James, 1900-1954

Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people is hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. There Conway, a British diplomat, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and is asked to remain in Shangri-La as its new leader.

Editions:387  Date:1933 - 2017  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Action and adventure fiction


The iron heel

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

In this harrowing tale of class warfare that merges science fiction and fantasy, a powerful state organization known as "The Iron Heel" is determined to crush the working class -- at any cost.

Editions:422  Date:1000 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Dystopias, Utopian fiction

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Erewhon , or, Over the range

by:Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902

Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels. Besides fiction Butler also wrote on evolution, Christian orthodoxy, Italian art, literary history and translated the Illiad and The Odyssey. Erewhon is a utopian satire of Victorian England published in 1872. The title is the name of a fictional country and it is also the word nowhere spelled backwards. The beginning of the book deals with the discovery of Erewhon, which is based on Butlers time in New Zealand where he worked on a sheep ranch for four years. The novel satirizes religion, anthropocentrism, and criminal punishment.

Editions:602  Date:1872 - 2018  Genre(s):Satire, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction

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by:Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935

One the eve of WWI, three American male explorers stumble onto an all-female society somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth. Unable to believe their eyes, they promptly set out to find some men, convinced that since this is a civilized country--there must be men. So begins this sparkling utopian novel, a romp through a whole world "masculine" and "feminine", as on target today as when it was written 65 years ago.

Editions:133  Date:1915 - 2018  Genre(s):Utopian fiction, Black humor (Literature), Black humor, Black humor, Utopian fiction

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The first men in the moon

by:Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishmen travel to the Moon, where they encounter the extraordinary underground world of the Selenites, insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.

Editions:447  Date:1890 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Satire, Science fiction, Science fiction, Utopian fiction

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Walden Two

by:Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-1990

This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. It is now widely recognized that great changes must be made in the American way of life. Not only can we not face the rest of the world while consuming and polluting as we do, we cannot for long face ourselves while acknowledging the violence and chaos in which we live. The choice is clear: either we do nothing and allow a miserable and probably catastrophic future to overtake us, or we use our knowledge about human behavior to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives and do so without jeopardizing the chances that those who follow us will be able to do the same.-Back cover.

Editions:194  Date:1945 - 2016  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction


News from nowhere; : or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance

by:Morris, William, 1834-1896

"News from Nowhere (1890) is the most famous work of one of the greatest British writers and thinkers, William Morris. It is a utopian picture of a future communist society, drawing on the work of Ruskin and Marx and written in response to what Morris saw as soulless and mechanical visions of socialism. In this work of his last years, Morris distilled many of his leading ideas on politics, art and society, imagining a world in which capitalism has been abolished by a workers' revolution and nature and society have become beautiful habitations for humanity. In an era that has seen the collapse of state socialism, Morris's damning critique of this conception, and his positing of a powerful alternative, are compelling reasons for paying attention to this classic of British socialism."--Jacket.

Editions:285  Date:1889 - 2015  Genre(s):Utopian fiction, Utopian fiction, Romance fiction, Romances, Romance fiction

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