News from Nowhere or an Epoch of Rest : Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance

By: WILLIAM MORRIS, DAVID LEOPOLD

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News from Nowhere(1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris and the only significant English utopia to be written since Thomas More's. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary upheaval in 1952, these "Chapters from a Utopian Romance" recount his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor, Morris's own country house in Oxfordshire. Drawing on the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris's book is not only an evocative statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris's rejection of state socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between humankind and the natural world, give News from Nowhere a particular resonance for modern readers. This text is based on the 1891 version, incorporating the extensive revisions made by Morris to the first edition.

Title:: News from Nowhere or an Epoch of Rest : Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance

Author:: WILLIAM MORRIS, DAVID LEOPOLD

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr: April 2003

ISBN Number:: 0192801775

ISBN Number: 13: 9780192801777

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607104053