Utopia ; New Atlantis ; The Isle of Pines

Thomas More ; Francis Bacon ; Henry Neville ; edited with an introduction and notes by Susan Bruce

Thomas More: Utopia/ Francis Bacon: New Atlantis/Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is. His Utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text. This edition reprints Ralph Robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives. New Atlantis (1627) offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, engages with some of the sexual, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the end of the early modern period. Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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書名 Utopia ; New Atlantis ; The Isle of Pines
著作者等 Bacon, Francis
Bruce, Susan
More, Thomas, Sir, Saint
Neville, Henry
More Sir Thomas
書名別名 Three early modern Utopias : Utopia, New Atlantis and The Isle of Pines
シリーズ名 Oxford world's classics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2008
版表示 Reissued [ed.]
ページ数 lxi, 250 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 9780199537990
NCID BB03890095
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス