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Utopia: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

"Backgrounds" is designed to assist student readers in an appreciation of by shedding light on the different points of view contemporary with More's work. Included are new selections from Saint Benedict and Tasso, as well as a medieval satire on the land of Cockayne. "The Humanist Circle", a carefully chosen selection of letters, includes another important contribution by Erasmus. "Criticism" includes five new thought-provoking essays by Alistair Fox, Edward L. Surtz, G. R. Elton, Northrop Frye, and Robert M. Adams. Also new are selections from two modern anti-utopias or quasi-utopias--Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and B. F. Skinner's Walden Two--plus a selection from Edward Bellamy's once futuristic but now almost contemporary Looking Backward, which may be compared and contrasted with More's masterpiece. An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.

Synopsis:

Robert M. Adams's celebrated translation of has been meticulously revised for the Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition as have the accompanying annotations.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-260).

About the Author

Robert M. Adamswas Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, among them Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics, Strains of Discord, and The Land and Literature of England. He was a contributing editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and translated and/or edited six Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince, Candide, and Utopia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393961454
Editor:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Logan, George M.
Author:
More, Thomas
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Gcvernment and pclatacal scaence
Subject:
History & Surveys - Medieval
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19911217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Robert M. Adams's celebrated translation of has been meticulously revised for the Second Edition of this Norton Critical Edition as have the accompanying annotations.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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