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  • Published: 24 June 1993
  • ISBN: 9780140433302
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

News From Nowhere And Other Writings


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Poet, pattern-designer, environmentalist and maker of fine books, William Morris (1834-96) was also a committed socialist and visionary writer, obsessively concerned with the struggle to achieve a perfect society on earth. News From Nowhere, one of the most significant English works on the theme of utopia, is the tale of William Guest, a Victorian who wakes one morning to find himself in the year 2102 and discovers a society that has changed beyond recognition into a pastoral paradise, in which all people live in blissful equality and contentment. A socialist masterpiece, News From Nowhere is a vision of a future free from capitalism, isolation and industrialisation. This volume also contains a wide selection of Morris's writings, lectures, journalism and letters, which expand upon the key themes of News From Nowhere.

  • Pub date: 24 June 1993
  • ISBN: 9780140433302
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

William Morris

Taking nature as his inspiration, William Morris created over a hundred intricate and iconic wallpaper, textile and embroidery designs. As much a poet and activist as a designer, today he is considered one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. His patterns continue to be made and sold today and can be found all over the country.

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