Restoration and Augustan British Utopias

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Gregory Claeys provides tangible evidence of a rich variety of utopian texts from the Restoration until the turn of the century. The topics of these works are wide-ranging and include alchemy and natural science, imaginary voyages, some Arcadian, some utopian, descriptions of model societies, both Christian and classical and plans for working communities that proposed how to solve the problem of poverty and bring harmony to the poor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815628248
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 271
  • Product dimensions: 7.09 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Texts and Authors
New Atlantis, Begun by the Lord Verulam ... and Continued by R. H. Esq (1660) 1
The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World (2D ED., 1668) 53
The Isle of Pines (1668) 115
A Discovery of Fonseca in a Voyage to Surranam (1682) 131
Antiquity Reviv'd: or the Government of A Certain Island Antiently Call'd Astreada (1693) 137
Proposals for Raising a Colledge of Industry (2D ED., 1696) 187
An Essay Concerning Adepts (1698) 207
The Free State of Noland (1701) 235
App British and Translated Utopian Writings, 1660-1700 267
Index 269
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