The New Atlantis

The New Atlantis

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by Sir Francis Bacon
     
 

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The New Atlantis is a utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the…  See more details below

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The New Atlantis is a utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of "Bensalem". The plan and organization of his ideal college, "Salomon's House" envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure sciences. Many aspects of the society and history of the island are described, such as the christian religion - which is reported to have being born there as a copy of the Bible and a letter from the Apostle Saint Bartholomew arrived there miraculously, a few years after the Ascension of Jesus; a cultural feast in honor of the family institution, called "the Feast of the Family"; a college of sages, the Salomon's House, "the very eye of the kingdom".

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ISBN-13:
9781625580849
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
37
File size:
154 KB

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The New Atlantis 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The transfer to digital format is HORRIBLE. The text is 90% symbols and gibberish; completely unreadable. Which is upsetting because I was really looking forward to this book. With such terrible quality-control, I'm glad this was free. I just wish I could have actually been able to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very readable. Text only, commentary would have been nice, but you get what you pay for.
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