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    Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: "Utopia"/Francis Bacon: "New Atlantis"/Henry Neville: The "Isle of Pines" (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Sir Thomas More, By (author) Francis Bacon, By (author) Henry Neville, Edited by Susan Bruce

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    DescriptionThomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Three Early Modern Utopias
    Subtitle
    Thomas More: "Utopia"/Francis Bacon: "New Atlantis"/Henry Neville: The "Isle of Pines"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Thomas More, By (author) Francis Bacon, By (author) Henry Neville, Edited by Susan Bruce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199537990
    ISBN 10: 0199537992
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000, LIT000000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000
    DC22: 321
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 321.07
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C25106148, C25100501
    Thema V1.0: JPA, DSB
    Edition statement
    Reissued.
    Illustrations note
    4 line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    Utopia ; New Atlantis ; The Isle of Pines