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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.
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series Dover thrift editions, Penguin classics
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subject_facet Electronic books, Medieval, Utopias, Utopias -- Bibliography, Utopias -- Early works to 1800
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title_full Utopia / Thomas More ; translated and introduced by Clarence H. Miller ; with a new afterword by Jerry Harp, Utopia / Thomas More ; translated by Dominic Baker-Smith, Utopia [electronic resource] / Sir Thomas More, Utopia [electronic resource] / Thomas More, Utopia [electronic resource] More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
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