Modern Utopia [NOOK Book]

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere,...
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Modern Utopia

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Overview

While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016579764
  • Publisher: Romeo Publications
  • Publication date: 4/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 712 KB

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady’s maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893.

In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher’s salary. His other "scientific romances" - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908) - won him distinction as the father of science fiction.

Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    recommended if you are a Wells fan

    My only complaint is that the other reviewer can't be complained on. Perhaps if Rosie could spell then she wouldn't have a difficult time reading? To those who are Wells fans, this is going to be one you will like.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Greatest book of all

    Such a revealing story, we might learn something from it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Poor quality, but it's free

    Quite a few errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Grear book but.....

    There are a few typos but in genral it is a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Faulty scanning

    Unfortunately, I believe this book was not only scanned, the scanned images were translated into text by a computer. Any text that was illegible was then filled in by an educated guess by the machine. This led to bad translations and illegible print.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Unreadable

    I can deal with imperfections but something is messed up with this copy. Maybe it was OK before but it is unreadable now.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    Corrupt file??

    I think there's something wrong with this ebook. It doesn't look right.... like trying to read a Mac file on a PC.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

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    Completly unreadable.

    So many typoes and misplaced sentances as to be impossible to read. For shame puting something like this out like this! Did anyone even look at this prior to publishing? Would give negative stars if i could. A disgrace to the work of wells. Once more, for shame.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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