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Published by Macmillan, St. Martin"s Press in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Utopias.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Ralph Robinson, with introduction and notes by H.B. Cotterill.
SeriesEnglish classics. New series
ContributionsRobinson, Ralph, b. 1521., Cotterill, H. B. b. 1846.
The Physical Object
Paginationxliv, 218p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19079469M

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Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in , in Milk Street, in the city of London. After his earlier education at St. Anthony’s School, in Threadneedle Street, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Can-terbury and Lord Size: 1MB. Thomas More's "Utopia" is one of the most influential books in western literature. Within "Utopia" is described an idealized island community upon which perfect social harmony has been achieved. On this island all property is community owned, violence is nonexistent and everyone has the opportunity to work and live in an environment of 5/5(2). Utopia was not always an island, Hythloday says, nor was it always called Utopia. Its first name was Abraxa, perhaps meaning “Holy Name,” “without breeches,” or “waterless.” Utopus, the conqueror of the place and the founder of Utopia itself, civilized the natives of Abraxa and had them, along with his own soldiers, cut up and dig away the fifteen miles of ground that .   Sir Thomas More holds women to be valuable members of society, encourages the intellectual growth of every citizen, and advocates from of religion. Any student of history, of course, should read this book. In my opinion, every person should read this book and seriously consider the meals and implications outlined within/5().

Book One Summary: In Book One, Thomas More describes the circumstances surrounding his trip to Flanders where he has the privilege of meeting Raphael first part of Utopia chronicles the early conversations between More, Peter Giles, and three men discuss a wide range of civil, religious and philosophical issues.   Thomas More was the key counselor of King Henry VIII of England, who was tried for treason and beheaded in He is remembered for his book Utopia. Learn more at   Sir Thomas More’s Utopia explained with chapter summaries in just a few minutes! Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe provides an in-depth summary and analysis of Book 2, Chapter 1 of.   Utopia by Sir Thomas More, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Utopia: Sir Thomas More: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(K).

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. Some of the characters mentioned in this section are contemporary historical figures.5/5(2). SECOND BOOK OF THE DISCUSSION WHICH RAPHAEL HYTHLODAY HELD CONCERNING THE BEST STATE OF A COMMONWEALTH, BY WAY OF THOMAS MORE, CITIZEN AND UNDERSHERIFF OF LONDON. The island of Utopia is in the middle two hundred miles broad, and holds almost at the same breadth over a great part of it, but it grows narrower towards . Book I represents the negative side of the picture which More intends to create, the statement of what is wrong with "civilization" in his time. A few incidental references comparing the state of affairs in contemporary Europe with the manners and government of a nation on a remote island called Utopia leads into the discussion in the second book. 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.