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Utopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticism / Thomas More ; edited and with a revised translation by George M. Logan ; first and second edition translated and edited by Robert M. Adams.

By: More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535Contributor(s): Logan, George M, 1941- [translator,, editor.] | Adams, Robert M [translator,, editor.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Latin Series: Norton critical editionPublication details: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c.2011Edition: 3rd edDescription: xv, 316 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780393932461 (pbk.)Uniform titles: Utopia. English Subject(s): Utopias -- Early works to 1800 | | Humanities: English March2019Genre/Form: -- Reading bookDDC classification: 335.02
Contents:
The text of Utopia -- Backgrounds -- [The guardians] / Plato -- [The golden age and after] / Ovid -- [The community] / The acts of the Apostles -- [Saturn's age] / Lucian of Samosata -- [Naboth's vineyard] / St. Ambrose -- [Monastic rules] / St. Benedict -- Chapter 33 -- Chapter 34 -- from The land of Cockayne / Anonymous -- from The four voyages / Amerigo Vespucci -- The first voyage -- The fourth voyage -- [The problems of the realm] / G.R. Elton -- The humanist circle : letters -- Peter Giles to Jérôme de Busleyden -- Jérôme de Busleyden to Thomas More -- Guillaume Budé to Thomas Lupset -- Erasmus of Rotterdam to Johann Froben -- Thomas More to Peter Giles -- from Erasmus to Ulrich von Hutten -- Criticism -- Overview: the critical traditions -- [A satire on crying abuses] / Frederic Seebohm -- from The roots of more's socialism / Karl Kautsky -- The meaning of Utopia / R.W. Chambers -- from Utopia and the problems of 1516 -- [More the social critic] / Russell Ames -- The roots of Utopia and all evil / J.H. Hexter -- [A jolly invention] / C.S. Lewis -- from Humanism and communism: the background / Edward L. Surtz -- from Varieties of literary Utopias / Northrop Frye -- from Denying the contrary: more's use of Litotes in the Utopia / Elizabeth McCutcheon -- [An intricate, intimate compromise] / Alistair Fox -- from Words and deeds / Dominic Baker-Smith -- from Greek nonsense in More's Utopia / Eric Nelson -- Utopia's modern progeny -- from Brave new world / Aldous Huxley -- from The left hand of darkness / Ursula K. Le Guin.
Summary: Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world. Based on Thomas More's penetrating analysis of the folly and tragedy of the politics of his time and all times, the book is a seedbed of alternative political institutions and a perennially challenging exploration of the possibilities and limitations
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The text of Utopia --
Backgrounds --
[The guardians] / Plato --
[The golden age and after] / Ovid --
[The community] / The acts of the Apostles --
[Saturn's age] / Lucian of Samosata --
[Naboth's vineyard] / St. Ambrose --
[Monastic rules] / St. Benedict --
Chapter 33 --
Chapter 34 --
from The land of Cockayne / Anonymous --
from The four voyages / Amerigo Vespucci --
The first voyage --
The fourth voyage --
[The problems of the realm] / G.R. Elton --
The humanist circle : letters --
Peter Giles to Jérôme de Busleyden --
Jérôme de Busleyden to Thomas More --
Guillaume Budé to Thomas Lupset --
Erasmus of Rotterdam to Johann Froben --
Thomas More to Peter Giles --
from Erasmus to Ulrich von Hutten --
Criticism --
Overview: the critical traditions --
[A satire on crying abuses] / Frederic Seebohm --
from The roots of more's socialism / Karl Kautsky --
The meaning of Utopia / R.W. Chambers --
from Utopia and the problems of 1516 --
[More the social critic] / Russell Ames --
The roots of Utopia and all evil / J.H. Hexter --
[A jolly invention] / C.S. Lewis --
from Humanism and communism: the background / Edward L. Surtz --
from Varieties of literary Utopias / Northrop Frye --
from Denying the contrary: more's use of Litotes in the Utopia / Elizabeth McCutcheon --
[An intricate, intimate compromise] / Alistair Fox --
from Words and deeds / Dominic Baker-Smith --
from Greek nonsense in More's Utopia / Eric Nelson --
Utopia's modern progeny --
from Brave new world / Aldous Huxley --
from The left hand of darkness / Ursula K. Le Guin.

Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world. Based on Thomas More's penetrating analysis of the folly and tragedy of the politics of his time and all times, the book is a seedbed of alternative political institutions and a perennially challenging exploration of the possibilities and limitations

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