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Utopia

by Thomas More

1st World Library - Literary Society | September 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Utopia is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Purchase one of 1st World Library''s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King''s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London. After his earlier education at St. Anthony''s School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client. The youth wore his patron''s livery, and added to his state. The patron used, afterwards, his wealth or influence in helping his young client forward in the world. Cardinal Morton had been in earlier days that Bishop of Ely whom Richard III. sent to the Tower; was busy afterwards in hostility to Richard; and was a chief adviser of Henry VII., who in 1486 made him Archbishop of Canterbury, and nine months afterwards Lord Chancellor. Cardinal Morton - of talk at whose table there are recollections in "Utopia" - delighted in the quick wit of young Thomas More. He once said, "Whoever shall live to try it, shall see this child here waiting at table prove a notable and rare man." At the age of about nineteen, Thomas More was sent to Canterbury College, Oxford, by his patron, where he learnt Greek of the first men who brought Greek studies from Italy to England - William Grocyn and Thomas Linacre. Linacre, a physician, who afterwards took orders, was also the founder of the College of Physicians. In 1499, More left Oxford to study law in London, at Lincoln''s Inn, and in the next year Archbishop Morton died.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 140 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.33 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1595401237

ISBN - 13: 9781595401236

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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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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Utopia

by Thomas More

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 140 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.33 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1595401237

ISBN - 13: 9781595401236

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Purchase one of 1st World Library''s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King''s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London. After his earlier education at St. Anthony''s School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It was not unusual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client. The youth wore his patron''s livery, and added to his state. The patron used, afterwards, his wealth or influence in helping his young client forward in the world. Cardinal Morton had been in earlier days that Bishop of Ely whom Richard III. sent to the Tower; was busy afterwards in hostility to Richard; and was a chief adviser of Henry VII., who in 1486 made him Archbishop of Canterbury, and nine months afterwards Lord Chancellor. Cardinal Morton - of talk at whose table there are recollections in "Utopia" - delighted in the quick wit of young Thomas More. He once said, "Whoever shall live to try it, shall see this child here waiting at table prove a notable and rare man." At the age of about nineteen, Thomas More was sent to Canterbury College, Oxford, by his patron, where he learnt Greek of the first men who brought Greek studies from Italy to England - William Grocyn and Thomas Linacre. Linacre, a physician, who afterwards took orders, was also the founder of the College of Physicians. In 1499, More left Oxford to study law in London, at Lincoln''s Inn, and in the next year Archbishop Morton died.
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