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A Modern Utopia  : Penguin Classics - H.G. Wells

A Modern Utopia

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space - warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?

About the Author

H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'.

Selected: Bibliographyp. xxv
A Note on the Textp. xxvi
A Note to the Readerp. xxix
A Modern Utopiap. 1
Topographicalp. 5
Concerning Freedomsp. 31
Utopian Economicsp. 70
The Voice of Naturep. 113
Failure in A Modern Utopiap. 135
Women in A Modern Utopiap. 175
A Few Utopian Impressionsp. 214
My Utopian Selfp. 247
The Samuraip. 258
Race in Utopiap. 318
The Bubble Burstsp. 352
Appendix Scepticism of the Instrumentp. 375
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ISBN: 9780141441122
ISBN-10: 0141441127
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: April 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1