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Penguin Classics Utopia

by Thomas More
Foreword by Paul Turner
Translated by Paul Turner

Penguin UK (PB) | December 31, 2002 | Trade Paperback

Penguin Classics Utopia is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Revised introduction; new chronology and further reading
Translated with an Introduction by Paul Turner.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 31, 2002

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140449108

ISBN - 13: 9780140449105

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Idea In these uncertain times it's a relief to escape away with one's imagination to a place where all things are equal. Sir Thomas More gives us that escape. As unlikely as it is, it's a wonderful idea and ideal - especially in this world that we live.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only $3? I must admit I was slightly disappointed when I noticed Utopia was available for peanuts--$3 on chapters. I read this for the first time second year of University. As an English major and history enthusiast I was surprised I hadn't gotten around to reading it before. Utopia, not a word of a lie, changed my life. I know it is satire, but if you truly think about the words he is saying, you will laugh out loud, yell and shout in agreement and just enjoy yourself. Utopia is worth the read, it was far from boring for 16th century literature.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Challenge to Individualism This book is an excellent affront to modern day capitalism. In amazing detail More satires the rise of idustustrialism and its individual emphasis. A must read for those interested in political change.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Penguin Classics Utopia

by Thomas More
Foreword by Paul Turner
Translated by Paul Turner

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 31, 2002

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140449108

ISBN - 13: 9780140449105

From the Publisher

Revised introduction; new chronology and further reading
Translated with an Introduction by Paul Turner.

About the Author

Born in London, the son of a judge, More became an important statesman and scholar. He was also one of the most eminent humanists of the Renaissance. Educated at Oxford, More became an under-sheriff of London and, later, a member of Parliament. Under King Henry VIII he served as Treasurer of the Exchequer, speaker of the House of Commons, and, finally, Lord Chancellor. More is probably best known for his Utopia, which was written in Latin (then the language of literary and intellectual Europe). It was translated into English in 1551. As the first part of this small masterpiece indicates, when More was weighing the offer to be an adviser to Henry VIII he was well aware of the compromises, bitterness, and frustration that such an office involved. In the second part, More develops his famous utopia---a Greek word punning on the meanings "a good place" and "no place"---a religious, communistic society where the common ownership of goods, obligatory work for everyone, and the regular life of all before the eyes of all ensure that one's baser nature will remain under control. Inspired by Plato's (see Vols. 3 and 4) Republic, More's Utopia became in turn the urbane legacy of the humanistic movement (in which More's friends were most notably Erasmus (see Vol. 4), John Colet, and William Grocyn) to succeeding ages. More also wrote a history, Richard III, which, if arguably the first instance of modern historiography in its attention to character and its departure from chronicle, is al
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