Utopia (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback)

Utopia (Classics of World Literature) By Thomas More, Mishtooni Bose (Introduction by), Tom Griffith (Editor) Cover Image
By Thomas More, Mishtooni Bose (Introduction by), Tom Griffith (Editor)
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With an Introduction by Mishtooni Bose.

More's Utopia is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous 'description' of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive to Christian teachings, who hold all possessions in common, and view gold as worthless. Drawing on the ideas of Plato, St Augustine and Aristotle, Utopia was to prove seminal in its turn, giving rise to the genres of utopian and dystopian prose fiction whose practitioners include Sir Francis Bacon, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. At once a critique of the social consequences of greed and a meditation on the personal cost of entering public service, Utopia dramatises the difficulty of balancing the competing claims of idealism and pragmatism, and continues to invite its readers to become participants in a compelling debate concerning the best state of a commonwealth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853264740
ISBN-10: 1853264741
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Publication Date: March 5th, 1997
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Classics of World Literature