Slider Utopia, or The Island of Nowhere

My edition and translation (from the original Latin) of Thomas More’s Utopia.

This has been an enormously influential book in the history of modern economic, social and political thought.   It describes an imaginary community on an island called ‘Nowhere’: on this island the inhabitants enjoy unprecedented social cohesion and justice, and laws and personal relations are based on reason,  which leads to surprising, and sometimes absurd, results.  This fully annotated edition also contains, as well as Utopia itself, a fascinating collection of contemporary letters that shed light on the composition, publication and reception of the work, showing Thomas More in mid-life to have been a man, not only of exceptional probity and intelligence, but also of generosity and humour. See Books above for more information and extracts from my translation.

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