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News From Nowhere: Or an Epoch of Rest; Being Some Chapters From "A Utopian Romance" (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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One of the most literary and readable of utopian novels, News from Nowhere chronicles the impressions of a nineteenth-century visitor to the twenty-second century, who finds England transformed into a socialist paradise. Morrisand#8217; idyllic society echoes themes from the writings of Ruskin and Marx but forms a distinctive expression of the authorand#8217;s own egalitarian views. A distillation of Morrisand#8217; mature reflections on politics, art and society, this work was regarded as an exercise in sentimentality upon its 1890 publication. Modern readers, however, are likely to find resonance in its critique of state socialism and its proposals for an alternative society.

Synopsis:

One of the most literary utopian novels, News from Nowhere chronicles the impressions of a 19th-century visitor to the 22nd century, who finds England transformed into a socialist paradise. Morris' idyllic society echoes themes from the writings of Ruskin and Marx but forms a distinctive expression of the author's own egalitarian views.

Synopsis:

Unabridged republication of the edition published by Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1912.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: How I BECAME A SOCIALIST

I. DISCUSSION AND BEDand#160;

II. A MORNING BATHand#160;

III. THE GUEST HOUSE AND BREAKFAST THEREINand#160;

IV A MARKET BY THE WAY

V CHILDREN ON THE ROADand#160;
VI. A LITTLE SHOPPINGand#160;

VII. TRAFALGAR SQUAREand#160;

VIII. AN OLD FRIENDand#160;

IX. CONCERNING LOVE

X. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSand#160;

XI. CONCERNING GOVERNMENTand#160;

XII. CONCERNING THE ARRANGEMENT OF LIFEand#160;

XIII. CONCERNING POLITICSand#160;

XIV How MATTERS ARE MANAGEDand#160;

XV. ON THE LACK OF INCENTIVE TO LABOUR IN

A COMMUNIST SOCIETYand#160;

XVI. DINNER IN THE HALL OF THE BLOOMSBURY MARKETand#160;

XVII. How THE CHANGE CAMEand#160;

XVIII. THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW LIFEand#160;

XIX. THE DRIVE BACK TO HAMMERSMITHand#160;

XX. THE HAMMERSMITH GUEST-HoUSE AGAIN

XXI. GOING UP THE RIVER

XXII. HAMPTON COURT AND A PRAISER OF PAST TIMES

XXIII. AN EARLY MORNING BY RUNNYMEDEand#160;

XXIV. Up THE THAMES: THE SECOND DAYand#160;

xxv. THE THIRD DAY ON THE THAMESand#160;

XXVI. THE OBSTINATE REFUSERSand#160;

XXVII. THE UPPER WATERS

XXVIII. THE LITTLE RIVER

XXIX. A RESTING-PLACE ON THE UPPER THAMESand#160;

XXX. THE JOURNEY'S END

XXXI. AN OLD HOUSE AMONGST NEW FOLKand#160;

XXXII. THE FEAST'S BEGINNING-THE END

and#160;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486434278
Author:
Morris, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
utopian novels
Subject:
egalitarian
Subject:
John Ruskin
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Series Volume:
PRB 02-32E
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.53 lb

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One of the most literary utopian novels, News from Nowhere chronicles the impressions of a 19th-century visitor to the 22nd century, who finds England transformed into a socialist paradise. Morris' idyllic society echoes themes from the writings of Ruskin and Marx but forms a distinctive expression of the author's own egalitarian views.
"Synopsis" by , Unabridged republication of the edition published by Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1912.
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