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    DescriptionIn "Utopia", More paints a vision of the customs and practices of a distant island, but Utopia means 'no place' and his narrator's name, Hythlodaeus, translates as 'dispenser of nonsense'. This fantastical tale masks what is a serious and subversive analysis of the failings of More's society. Advocating instead a world in which there is religious tolerance, provision for the aged, and state ownership of land, "Utopia" has been variously claimed as a Catholic tract or an argument for communism and it still invites each generation to make its own interpretation.


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    Title
    Utopia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Thomas More, Translated by Paul Turner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449105
    ISBN 10: 0140449108
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DN, JPA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000
    DC21: 321.07
    DC22: 335/.02
    LC classification: HX810.5 .E54 2003
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 335.02
    LC classification: HX810.5.E5
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    chronology, further reading, glossary, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    06 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas More was born in 1478. He succeeded Wolsey as Lord Chancellor of England, but came into conflict with the king, Henry VIII, by refusing to acknowledge him as sole head of the church. Charged with high treason, More steadfastly refused to takean oath impugning the pope's authority or upholding the king's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. He was beheaded in 1535. Paul Turner was educated at Winchester and King's College, Cambridge, and became an Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford.