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

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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Three Early Modern Utopias Thomas More Utopia Francis Bacon New Atlantis Henry Neville The Isle of Pines Oxford World s Classics strong Thomas More Utopia Francis Bacon New Atlantis Henry Neville The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word but a n

  • Title: Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: "Utopia"/Francis Bacon: "New Atlantis"/Henry Neville: The "Isle of Pines" (Oxford World’s Classics)
  • Author: Thomas More
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  • strong Thomas More Utopia Francis Bacon New Atlantis Henry Neville The Isle of Pines With the publication of 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 His Utopia is at once 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 Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds 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 Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. Sinopsis interesante todavia no he terminado de leerlo , buen libro para leer en ingles , y ademas gratuito, buena iniciativa de amazon


    2. Utopia Kindle Editionby Thomas MoreA thoroughly interesting read by Thomas More.Another classic to keep on your kindle or bookshelf.


    3. The author describes an imaginary ideal society. It is located on an island and everything is perfect. He describes the daily life. It is a true Utopia. It is the basis of many political and philosophical currents that developed later. So its historical value.


    4. There is an introduction to the work which gives some background information on the author's life which is indeed helpful. The work is transcribed so I would think it's open to interpretation as the transcriber would be the one to decide what the author meant in the writing. It was originally written in Latin. I find that being written in the time of Henry VIII, it presents a powerful case for “treason” but this was not explored. In the essay or story the author opens up the work as meet [...]


    5. My review is strictly based on the quality of this print. It isn't worth 7 bucks. Paragraphs are not indented, though there is a double space between. The print isn't any better a quality than a person printing an ebook at home. Which is really all this is, to be honest. I have seen religious readings of comparable or better quality that are given out free by religious groups. Just know before you order what to expect.


    6. This kind of classics are not always easy to read, but thankfully the English translation I read was not difficult to read at all. Thomas More wrote Utopia originally in Latin back in 1516, and in it he reveals some both very interesting and puzzling ideas on what the ideal society would look like. I can't say I agree with everything he said, but every aspect of the Utopian society is well elaborated and shows exactly how things would work for the inhabitants of Utopia. The beginning of Utopia [...]


    7. This was simply a reading of Thomas More's classic "Utopia," which around More's time caused quite a stir in the literary and political worlds. Today it remains an important part of English literature and makes thought-provoking comments on political and societal structures. I'm currently undertaking a personal goal of re-introducing myself to the classics I read in high school/college, only now I have the time needed to properly ingest and appreciate them at my leisure.Douglas McDonald beautifu [...]


    8. Thomas More lived from 1477 to 1535. He was convicted of treason and beheaded in 1535 for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. Utopia, written in Latin, was published in 1516. It was translated to English by Ralph Robinson in 1551. The translation by Clarence Miller was published by Yale University Press in 2001. [This review is based on the Miller translation.]The text of Utopia is in two books. Book 1 was written after Book 2. It is in Book 2 that the society of [...]


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