First published in 1516, this work is one of the most important works of European humanism. This translation seeks to do justice to the full range of More’s rhetoric, and includes an introduction that outlines some of the problems the text raises.

ISBN: 9780141043692 Author: More, Saint Sir Thoma Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 27th August 2009 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 321.07 (edition:22) Pages: 134 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

In Utopia Thomas More painted a fantastical picture of a distant island where society is perfected and people live in harmony, yet its title means ‘no place’, and More’s hugely influential work was ultimately an attack on his own corrupt, dangerous times, and on the failings of humanity.

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