Utopia Reader

ISBN-10: 0814715710

ISBN-13: 9780814715710

Edition: 1999

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"The Utopia Readeris a timely and provocative collection of utopia texts ... and an excellent introduction to the vast field of utopianism." Moreana Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind,The Utopia Readerencompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato'sRepublic, to Sir Thomas More'sUtopiaand George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia,Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day. The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances. An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing,The Utopia Readerultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 1 2. Utopianism before Thomas More 6 The Golden Age 7 Hesiod, Works and Days 7 Ovid, Metamorphosis 8 Vergil, Fourth Eclogue 8 Earthly Paradises 9 The Garden of Eden 9 Genesis 9 The Elysian Fields 12 Pindar, Fragments 12 Islands of the Blest 12 Horace, Epode 16 12 The Middle Ages 13 Eden 13 Dracontius 13 The Land of Prester John 14 The Lawgivers 15 Solon 15 Lycurgus 16 Utopias and Utopian Satires 27 Plato, Republic 27 Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 56 The Prophets 59 Isaiah 59 Hellenistic Utopias 60 Iambulus, Heliopolis 60 Saturnalia 64 Lucian, Saturnalia 64 The Millennium 66 The Revelation of St. John 67 II Baruch 67 Monasticism 68 The Rule of St. Benedict 68 The Rule of St. Francis 70 The Cockaigne 71 Telecleides 71 Cockaigne 71 3. The Sixteenth Century 77 Thomas More, Utopia 77 Francois Rabelais, The Abbey of Theleme 94 Michel de Montaigne, Of the Cannibals 99 4. The Seventeenth Century 104 Joseph Hall, Mundus alter et idem 104 William Shakespeare, The Tempest 105 Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun 106 Francis Bacon, New Atlantis 118 Gerrard Winstanley, The Law of Freedom in a Platform 126 Margaret Cavendish, The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth 128 James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana 137 5. The Eighteenth Century 141 Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels 141 Louis Sebastien Mercier, Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred 152 Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, L'andrographe 163 William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice 170 Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill 175 Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Pictureof the Progress of the Human Mind 176 Thomas Spence, The Constitution of Spensonia 180 6. The Nineteenth Century 182 Communal Societies as Utopias 182 Shakers 182 Frederick William Evans, The Shaker Compendium 183 The Millennial Laws 183 Shaker Covenant 185 Amana or the Community of True Inspiration 186 The Twenty-One Rules 186 Oneida 190 System of Criticism 191 Charles Fourier, Selections Describing the Phalanstery 192 American Fourierism 199 Albert Brisbane, Association 200 Charles Henri de Saint-Simon, Sketch of a New Political System 202 John Adolphus Etzler, The Paradise within Reach of All Men 206 Robert Owen, The Book of the New Moral World 207 tienne Cabet, Voyage to Icaria 219 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto 227 Samuel Butler, Erewhon 229 Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000?1887 240 William Morris, News from Nowhere 273 Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar's Column 292 William Dean Howells, A Traveler from Altruria 301 7. The Twentieth Century 312 H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopi
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518

Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written and edited numerous books, including Searching for Utopia, The Utopia Reader, and The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Utopianism before Thomas More
The Golden Age
Hesiod, Works and Days
Ovid, Metamorphosis
Vergil, Fourth Eclogue
Earthly Paradises
The Garden of Eden
Genesis
The Elysian Fields
Pindar, Fragments
Islands of the Blest
Horace, Epode 16
The Middle Ages
Eden
Dracontius
The Land of Prester John
The Lawgivers
Solon
Lycurgus
Utopias and Utopian Satires
Plato, Republic
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae
The Prophets
Isaiah
Hellenistic Utopias
lambulus, Heliopolis
Saturnalia
Lucian, Saturnalia
The Millennium
The Revelation of St. John
II Baruch
Monasticism
The Rule of St. Benedict
The Rule of St. Francis
The Cockaigne
Telecleides
Cockaigne
The Sixteenth Century
Thomas More, Utopia
Francois Rabelais, The Abbey of Theleme
Michel de Montaigne, Of the Cannibals
The Seventeenth Century
Joseph Hall, Mundus alter et idem
William Shakespeare, The Tempest
Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun
Francis Bacon, New Atlantis
Gerard Winstanley, The Law of Freedom in a Platform
Margaret Cavendish, The Inventory of Judgments Commonwealth
James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana
The Eighteenth Century
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
Louis Sebastien Mercier, Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred
Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, L'andrographe
William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
Timothy Dwight, Greenfield Hill
Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind
Thomas Spence, The Constitution of Spensonia
The Nineteenth Century
Communal Societies as Utopias
Shakers
Frederick William Evans, The Shaker Compendium
The Millennial Laws
Shaker Covenant
Amana or the Community of True Inspiration
The Twenty-One Rules
Oncida
System of Criticism
Charles Fourier, Selections Describing the Phalanstery
American Fourierism
Albert Brisbane, Association
Charles Henri de Saint-Simon, Sketch of a New Political System
John Adolphus Etzler, The Paradise within Reach of All Men
Robert Owen, The Book of the New Moral World
Etienne Cabet, Voyage to lcaria
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
Samuel Butler, Erewbon
Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000-1887
William Morris, News from Nowhere
Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar's Column
William Dean Howells, A Traveler from Altruria
The Twentieth Century
H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland
Yvgeni Zamiatin, We
Katherine Burdekin, Swastika Night
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
Brave New World Revisited
Olaf Stapledon, Darkness and the Light
B. F. Skinner, Walden Two
"Walden Two Revisited"
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Day before the Revolution"
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