Sir Thomas More"s Utopia
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Sir Thomas More"s Utopia by Thomas More

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Utopias.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited, with introduction and notes, by J. Churton Collins.
ContributionsCollins, John Churton, 1848-1908.
The Physical Object
Paginationlii, 283 p.
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17347983M

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Utopia Sir Thomas More BOOK II. THE island of Utopia is in the middle miles broad, and holds almost at the same breadth over a great part of it; but it grows narrower toward both ends. Its figure is not unlike a crescent: between its horns, the sea comes in eleven miles broad, and spreads itself into a great bay, which is environed with land to the compass of about miles, and is well secured from winds.   Thomas More is known for his book Utopia and for his untimely death in , after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. Utopia – Book II 1 Sir Thomas More BOOK II HE island of Utopia is in the middle miles broad, and holds almost at the same breadth over a great part of it; but it grows narrower toward both ends. Its figure is not unlike a crescent: between its horns, the sea comes in eleven miles broad, and spreads itself into a File Size: KB. Sir Thomas More ( - ) was the first person to write of a 'utopia', a word used to describe a perfect imaginary world. More's book imagines a complex, self-contained community set on an island, in which people share a common culture and way of life. He coined the word 'utopia' from the Greek ou-topos meaning 'no place' or 'nowhere'.

Note: The characters of More, Giles, and Morton all correspond in biographical background to actual historical people, Sir Thomas More (author of Utopia), the Humanist thinker Peter Giles, and former Chancellor of England Cardinal John Morton. The fictional characters of the book, however, should not be considered to be direct translations of these historic personalities to the page.   More’s Utopia describes a pagan and communist city-state in which the institutions and policies are entirely governed by reason. The order and dignity of such a state provided a notable contrast with the unreasonable polity of Christian Europe, divided by self-interest and greed for power and riches, which More described in Book I, written in England in   As a writer Sir Saint Thomas More is famous for his book Utopia that paved way for the Utopian literature. It was published in It was published in In the novel a traveler Raphael describes an imaginary country on an island, Utopia, to More and Pieter : Tracy Parker. Thomas More wrote Utopia originally in Latin back in , and in it he reveals some both very interesting and puzzling ideas on what the ideal society would look like. I can't say I agree with everything he said, but every aspect of the Utopian society is well elaborated and shows exactly how things would work for the inhabitants of Utopia/5().

utopia by thomas more. table of contents. introduction. discourses of raphael hythloday, of the best state of a commonwealth. of their towns, particularly of amaurot. of their magistrates. of their trades, and manner of life. of their traffic. of the travelling of the utopians. of their slaves, and of their marriages. of their military discipline. Published in Latin in , Utopia is Sir Thomas More's best known and most debated work. It begins as an apparently real account of one of More's diplomatic missions on behalf of his king. It begins as an apparently real account of one of More's diplomatic missions on behalf of his king.5/5(2).   This book gave the word 'utopia' the meaning of a perfect society, while the Greek word actually means 'no place'. Enjoy listening to this story about a country that really is too good to be true. Utopia by Thomas More Part 1 out of 2. homepage; Index of Utopia; Next part (2) This etext was prepared by David Price, email [email protected] from the Cassell & Co. edition. UTOPIA by Thomas More INTRODUCTION Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King's Bench, was born in , in Milk Street, in the.