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Old 04-09-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Post More, Thomas: Utopia. v1, 9 Apr 2009

An English translation of Sir Thomas More's seminal work about an "ideal" society, originally published in Latin in 1516. The book is both a scathing attack on the problems of society in Tudor England, and a proposal for how an "ideal" society might be structured. The title of the book (which is a Greek pun - the name literally meaning "nowhere") has since entered the English language as the name given to any "perfect" place. The work was very heavily influenced by Plato's "Republic".

The book takes the form of a conversation between More himself and several travellers whom he has met while living in Antwerp, most notably the explorer "Raphael Hythloday", who tells him about the island archipelago of Utopia which he encountered while travelling with Amerigo Vespucci.

Not easy reading, but well worth the effort. Enjoy!

Note that a version of this book was uploaded in 2007 for the Sony Reader only. This version is better formatted than the earlier version, and includes a couple of illustrations - the title page and map from More's original work.
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A Classic, although I have to say I dislike people using the term 'Utopia'. To 16century peasants in England it might have been afar ideology, but not to modern man/woman.

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