Utopia by Thomas More audiobook

Utopia

By Sir Thomas More
Read by Mark Meadows

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Thomas More’s Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written. Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society, while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state, and women’s rights, More’s book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles, and Adam Smith.

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Thomas More’s Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written.

Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society, while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state, and women’s rights, More’s book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles, and Adam Smith.

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Editorial Reviews

“Mark Meadows brings his British diction and engaging storytelling style to the narration of Thomas More’s political treatise. UTOPIA appeared just after Henry VIII left the Church of Rome. Published in Latin in 1516, More’s classic speculative fiction is set on a mythical island. Here residents cast off the trappings of English and European society, and dispatch the class system to adapt to an egalitarian and simpler mode of living. Meadows’ tone enlivens More’s text and gives the Utopian political, economic, and religious systems their due. This brief audiobook rewards the listener with insights into one of the most influential texts on later generations of political writers and thinkers—from Karl Marx to Adam Smith.” 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, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English