Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 8, 2014

    Tracey T.: IMG Best Cookbooks of 2014



    As the cookbook buyer for Powell's Books, I am the lucky one who gets to choose every new cookbook that comes into our stores. This means I have a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.99
New Mass Market
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Beaverton Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
12 Burnside Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
3 Hawthorne Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
25 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z
14 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

This title in other editions

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia

by

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia Cover

ISBN13: 9780061054884
ISBN10: 0061054887
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, ten books for children, and eighteen novels. Her Earthsea books have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

Jonathan Brooks, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jonathan Brooks)
LeGuin's ideas look so much better in mind than the business as usual, mass extinction by mass consumption, self-worth quantifiable in material wealth, exploitation, coercion, punishment and ambient resentment of reality in capitalist post-industrialism.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
grrlpup, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by grrlpup)
Can someone who feels alienated from two societies come to be a bridge between them? Ursula LeGuin's elegant writing and sympathetic main character pulled me along in this utopian-or-is-it novel. A book that studies the structure of societies is in danger of being static and boringly descriptive, but the structure of the book-- starting at a decision point, then alternately following the characters forward and going back to illuminate what led them to that decision-- kept things fresh. I'm glad I read it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061054884
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
Harper Voyager
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
LS12
Publication Date:
December 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.96x4.34x1.07 in. .43 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Voices (Annals of the Western Shore #02)
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. The Left Hand of Darkness...
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  3. Paladin of Souls
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  4. Canticle for Leibowitz Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. Rendezvous With Rama Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects


Featured Titles » Genre
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Award Winners

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia New Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.99 In Stock
Product details 400 pages HarperPrism - English 9780061054884 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.