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  • Published: 5 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141901657
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Utopia




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In Utopia, More paints a vision of the customs and practices of a distant island, but Utopia means 'no place' and his narrator's name, Hythlodaeus, translates as 'dispenser of nonsense'. This fantastical tale masks what is a serious and subversive analysis of the failings of More's society. Advocating instead a world in which there is religious tolerance, provision for the aged, and state ownership of land, Utopia has been variously claimed as a Catholic tract or an argument for communism andit still invites each generation to make its own interpretation.

  • Published: 5 May 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141901657
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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