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In Utopia , More paints a vision of the customs and practices of a distant island, but Utopia means 'no place' and his narrator's name, Hythlodaeus, translates as 'dispenser of nonsense'. This fantastical tale masks what is a serious and subversive analysis of the failings of More's society. Advocating instead a world in which there is religious tolerance, provision for the aged and state ownership of land, Utopia has been variously claimed as a Catholic tract or an argument for communism, and it still invites each generation to make its own interpretation.

This revised and updated edition of Paul Turner's vibrant translation from the original Latin features a new chronology and further reading list. The revised introduction explores the impact of Utopia on subsequent literary generations and highlights the contradiction between More's beliefs and the propositions put forward in his book.

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display_description Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island in this political work written in 1516. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist. Locating his island in the New World, More bestowed it with everything to support a perfectly organized and happy people. The name of this fictitious place, Utopia, coined by More, passed into general usage and has been applied to all such ideal fictions, fantasies, and blueprints for the future, including works by Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler, and several by H. G. Wells, including his A Modern Utopia.
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subject_facet Utopias, Utopias -- Bibliography, Utopias -- Early works to 1800
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title_full Utopia, Utopia / Sir Thomas More ; translated by Peter K. Marshall ; introduction by John Anthony Scott, Utopia / Sir Thomas More ;/ translated by Ralph Robinson, 1551 ; with the life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper ; edited, with a introduction and notes by Wayne A. Rebhorn, Utopia / Thomas More ; edited by George M. Logan and Robert M. Adams, Utopia / Thomas More ; translated with an introduction and notes by Paul Turner, Utopia [electronic resource] / Thomas More, Utopia [electronic resource] More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
title_short Utopia
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Utopias