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Utopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticism

Author: Thomas More, Saint; Robert M Adams
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1992.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents a revised translation of Sir Thomas More's classic novel "Utopia," and includes five critical essays plus a selection from Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward."
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Thomas More; Thomas More
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas More, Saint; Robert M Adams
ISBN: 0393961451 9780393961454
OCLC Number: 23732900
Language Note: Translation of: Utopia. Translated from the Latin.
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The text of Utopia --
Backgrounds. The Golden Age / Ovid --
The guardians / Plato --
The community of love ; The community of fear / the Acts of the Apostles --
Saturn's age / Lucian of Samosata --
Naboth's vineyard / St. Ambrose --
Monastic rules. Chapter 33 ; Chapter 34 / St. Benedict --
Cokayne --
Chorus from Act 2 of Aminta / Tasso --
The first voyage / Amerigo Vespucci --
The humanist circle : letters. Thomas More to Peter Giles ; Peter Giles to Jerome Busleiden ; Jerome Busleiden to Thomas More ; Guillaume Bude to Thomas Lupset ; Erasmus of Rotterdam to John Froben ; Thomas More to Peter Giles ; Erasmus to Ulrich von Hutten --
Criticism. The meaning of Utopia ; Utopia and the problems of 1516 / R.W. Chambers --
The roots of Utopia and all evil / J.H. Hexter --
An intricate, intimate compromise / Alistair Fox --
Humanism and Communism / Edward L. Surtz --
The shape of Utopia / Robert C. Elliott --
The real Thomas More? / G.R. Elton --
Varieties of literary utopias / Northrop Frye --
Paradise a la mode / Robert M. Adams --
Insights. A jolly invention / C.S. Lewis --
A sad and witty book / J.W. Allen --
Denying the contrary : More's use of litotes in the Utopia / Elizabeth McCutcheon --
from Looking backward / Edward Bellamy --
Anti-Utopias. from Brave new world / Aldous Huxley --
from Walden Two / B.F. Skinner.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Utopia.
Responsibility: Sir Thomas More ; translated and edited by Robert M. Adams.

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This edition has been revised with new annotations, including a criticism section which contains essays and selections from two modern Utopias - Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and B.F. Skinner's  Read more...

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