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Author: Thomas More
Published: 1515
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,456 / 123 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.7
LoC Category: J
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g More's lifetime. Its first publication in this country was in the English translation, made in Edward's VI.'s reign (1551) by Ralph Robinson. It was translated with more literary skill by Gilbert Burnet, in 1684, soon after he had conducted the defence of his friend Lord William Russell, attended his execution, vindicated his memory, and been spitefully deprived by James II. of his lectureship at St. Clement's. Burnet was drawn to the translation of "Utopia" by the same sense of unreason in high places that caused More to write the book. Burnet's is the translation given in this volume.

The name of the book has given an adjective to our language--we call an impracticable scheme Utopian. Yet, under the veil of a playful fiction, the talk is intensely earnest, and abounds in practical suggestion. It is the work of a scholarly and witty Englishman, who attacks in his own way the chief political and social evils of his time. Beginning with fact, More tells how he was sent into Flanders with Cuthbert Tuns


Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
Charles Cosimano

A nice place to visit but you would not want to live there.


Truly a classic. More's vision is ahead of his time. Nay, ahead of our time.

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