Utopia

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Open Road Media, May 5, 2020 - Fiction - 80 pages
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The classic political satire about an imaginary ideal world by one of the Renaissance’s most fascinating figures.

Named after a word that translates literally to “nowhere,” Utopia is an island dreamed up by Thomas More, a devout Catholic, English statesman, and Renaissance humanist who would be canonized as a saint centuries after he was executed for choosing God over king. More’s novel introduces us to Utopia’s society and its customs. It is a place of no private property and no lawyers; of six-hour workdays and simple ways; and, intriguingly, of a combination of values that blend the traditional with the highly controversial, from euthanasia to married priests to slavery.

Remarkably thought-provoking, it is a novel that asks us to question what makes a perfect world—and whether such a thing is even possible.
 

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Discourses of Raphael Hythloday of the Best State of
Of Their Towns Particularly of Amaurot
Of the Travelling of the Utopians
Of Their Slaves and of Their Marriages
Of the Religions of the Utopians

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Sir Thomas More, venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a Chancellor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from 1529 to 1532.

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