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Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines (Oxford World's Classics)

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With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More provided a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia.

This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Bringing together these three New World texts, and situating them in a wider Renaissance context, this edition--which includes letters, maps, and alphabets that accompanied early editions--illustrates the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put.

Synopsis:

With "Utopia" (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. In this volume, "Utopia" and two other Utopian narratives illustrate the diversity of the early modern Utopian imagination.

Synopsis:

With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More provided a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own satiety, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social, organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia.<P>This edition also includes two lesser-known, utopian narratives: Francis Bacon's New Atlantis (1627) and Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668).

Table of Contents

Utopia / Thomas More - New Atlantis / Francis Bacon - The Isle of Pines / Henry Neville.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192838858
Subtitle:
Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines
Editor:
Bruce, Susan
Author:
null, Francis
Author:
Neville, Henry
Author:
null, Susan
Author:
Bruce, Susan
Author:
null, Thomas
Author:
null, Henry
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Author:
More, Thomas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
1999-209363.
Publication Date:
20000113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.7 in

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"Synopsis" by , With "Utopia" (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. In this volume, "Utopia" and two other Utopian narratives illustrate the diversity of the early modern Utopian imagination.
"Synopsis" by , With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More provided a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own satiety, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social, organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia.<P>This edition also includes two lesser-known, utopian narratives: Francis Bacon's New Atlantis (1627) and Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668).

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