Utopia by Thomas More audiobook

Utopia

By Sir Thomas More
Read by James Adams

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In this political work written in 1516, Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island. Book I ofUtopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist. Locating his island in the New World, More bestowed it with everything to support a perfectly organized and happy people. The name of this fictitious place, Utopia, coined by More, passed into general usage and has been applied to all such ideal fictions, fantasies, and blueprints for the future, including works by Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler, and several by H. G. Wells, including hisA Modern Utopia.

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Summary

Summary

In this political work written in 1516, Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island. Book I ofUtopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist. Locating his island in the New World, More bestowed it with everything to support a perfectly organized and happy people.

The name of this fictitious place, Utopia, coined by More, passed into general usage and has been applied to all such ideal fictions, fantasies, and blueprints for the future, including works by Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler, and several by H. G. Wells, including hisA Modern Utopia.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fluent and highly readable, this new version should be welcomed by all admirers of the Utopia.” Louis Martz, Yale University 
“Surprisingly apropos as civilization enters the twenty-first century…Through James Adams’ skillful narration one envisions More standing at a lectern in historical garb. Adams’ deep, measured tones lend weight to the utopian portrayal, as do his accurate pronunciations of the names of Greek philosophers. The disparity between More’s world of harmony and balance and the real events of the last 500 years makes this work all the more relevant.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sir Thomas More

Author Bio: Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More (1478–1535), English statesman, lawyer, humanist, saint, poet, and author, was one of the most versatile and talented men of his age. He held important government positions, including serving as lord chancellor. Though he had been a long-time friend of King Henry VIII, he was a staunch Catholic and could not accept the king’s demand that all subjects acknowledge the king above the pope, resulting in his execution in 1535. With his writing of Utopia, he takes his place with the most eminent humanists of the Renaissance.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English