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Utopia : Penguin Classics - Thomas More


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Paperback Published: 21st November 2012
ISBN: 9780141442327
Number Of Pages: 152
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

Chronologyp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Further Readingp. xxxv
A Note on the Textp. xxxix
Map of Utopiap. 5
The Utopian Alphabet and a Quatrain in the Utopian Languagep. 7
A Literal Translation of the Utopian Quatrainp. 8
Anemolius' Stanza on the Island of Utopiap. 9
Thomas More's First Letter to Peter Gilesp. 11
Peter Giles's Letter to Jerome Busleydenp. 16
Thomas More's Second Letter to Peter Gilesp. 19
p. 23
p. 57
'Between friends all is common'p. 123
An Account of the TaĆ­no Peoplep. 127
Glossary of Namesp. 131
Notesp. 133
Acknowledgementsp. 147
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ISBN: 9780141442327
ISBN-10: 0141442328
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 21st November 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1

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