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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.In 1516 More wrote his most famous and controversial work, Utopia, a novel wherein a traveller, Raphael Hythloday (in Greek, his name and surname allude to archangel... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
Utopia, (1516) by Sir Thomas More, is one of the most important works of the European Humanism. The work is an attempt to outline an imaginary ideal society depicting its religious, social and political customs. The relation between the State and the individual are discussed in the work. The work is also seen as satire as it compares the state of Britain... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27
'Even if you can't eradicate harmful ideas or remedy established evils, that's no reason to turn your back on the body politic' In Utopia, Thomas More gives us a traveller's account of a newly-discovered island where the inhabitants enjoy a social order based on natural reason and justice, and human fulfilment is open to all. As the traveller,... more...
- Dover Publications 2016; US$ 5.00
"I die the King's good servant, but God's first," declared Sir Thomas More from the scaffold upon his 1535 execution for treason. Condemned to death for his refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England, More spent his final months in the Tower of London, writing this message of hope in the face of suffering. The... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 3.95
Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia in 1516 in Latin. His Utopia is a fictional island, whose society, religion and politics he explores. Critics do not believe that the island depicted More's idea of the perfect society, but rather that he hoped to throw the politics of his own time into a new light by contrasting them with his imagined island society.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 9.50
Wootton's translation brings out the liveliness of More's work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus's 'The Sileni of Alcibiades,' a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential in the sixteenth century.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68
In Utopia, More paints a vision of the customs and practices of a distant island, but Utopia means 'no place' and his narrator's name, Hythlodaeus, translates as 'dispenser of nonsense'. This fantastical tale masks what is a serious and subversive analysis of the failings of More's society. Advocating instead a world in which there is religious tolerance,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Renaissance philosopher and statesman Thomas More played a central role in defending the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation. When he opposed Henry VIII's move to distance himself from the Church and divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon, the king had More imprisoned in the Tower of London. During his sojourn there, More penned this... more...