In his most famous and controversial book, Utopia, Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated, and all property is communal. Through dialogue and correspondence between the protagonist Raphael Hythloday and his friends and contemporaries, More explores the theories behind war, political disagreements, social quarrels, and wealth distribution and imagines the day-to-day lives of those citizens enjoying freedom from fear, oppression, violence, and suffering. Originally written in Latin, this vision of an ideal world is also a scathing satire of Europe in the sixteenth century and has been hugely influential since publication, shaping utopian fiction even today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
What a great book with so much good advice. Substitute Iraq and Afghanistan from Book ! " Suppose I said the King should leave Italy alone because the single kingdom of France all by itself if almost ... Read full review
Review: UtopiaUser Review - Donald - Goodreads
It's easy to dismiss this book but first remember: it was written in the 16th Century. This is a handy answer to many of the inequalities Raphael reports. It sounds like women and slaves and the lower ... Read full review