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In Utopia Thomas More painted a fantastical picture of a distant island where society is perfected and people live in harmony, yet its title means 'no place', and More's hugely influential work was ultimately an attack on his own corrupt, dangerous times, and on the failings of humanity.
Publisher: London : Penguin Classic ; Everyman's Library, c2003, 1965.
ISBN: 9780141043692
Branch Call Number: 321. 07 MOR 2003
Characteristics: xxviii, 135 p.


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May 25, 2018

Sir Thomas More described the ideal communist state more than three centuries before Marx and Engels, and four centuries before the Russian revolutions. Of course, his vision is much more pleasing than the ways in which such societies have played out in real life. His passion and compassion are in great contrast to the cold logic displayed in The Prince, which I read quite recently. It's late in life to be reading these classics, but I'm really enjoying myself.

Oberösterreich99 Jan 30, 2018

Great read, intriguing to see how More saw the problems of the time and how to fix them in his own creation. However, the way the nation has overcome some of mans weaknesses in character is a wee bit over simplistic, when most are counter to our nature. Although, to imagine a society free of pride, materialism, and greed is truly idyllic.

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