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Utopia [NOOK Book]

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Raphael Hythloday, a well-seasoned traveler, describes a fictional island society and its political, social, and religious customs. The ideal depictions offered a stark contrast to the turbulent political world of the 16th century.
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Overview

Raphael Hythloday, a well-seasoned traveler, describes a fictional island society and its political, social, and religious customs. The ideal depictions offered a stark contrast to the turbulent political world of the 16th century.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014920896
  • Publisher: Cricket House Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • File size: 6 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2008

    Read This!!

    I just finished this book and talked about it with my college philosophy professor. It is an amazing book that will force you to think on human nature. This book however can not be taken for face value it is not a suggested form of government it is a tale of a world that will never be. Many readers assume it is meant to glorify communism but it is not. In direct translation from latin "utopia" means a nonexistent place. Also, the narrator "Hythloday" means speaker of nonsense or liar. So do not think of government or face value think on the insight into human nature and what we long for but can never be and I promise this will be a true eye opener.

    21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2009

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    A Perfect World

    The book, Utopia, by Thomas Moore, is a book of great interest to the knowledgeable reader. In order to fully understand the concepts of this book, you must understand the time period and have some notion of government. In some ways the country described is flawed in our sense of today's culture.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Easy Read

    I must say the translation of Utopia by Paul Turner is the best out of all Utopia books out there. Very easy to read, not lengthy and manages to maintain some humor that the original author intended in his book. I would recommend this version of Utopia to anyone who would want to read it for the first time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

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    Great book that makes you think.

    One of the best I have read. It's funny but it is a catch-22 system.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    Satire

    I hope people understand that this is book is a satire and is not to be taken for face value.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Short read

    Short read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Not so impressed !

    First i thought this was some kind of Robinson Crusoe. Not really. It's a philosophy book, but i don't agree with nothing in this book. I'll stick with Nietzsche or Redbeard. It has some good points, but...i am not impressed by this book.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

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    My Favorite Book!

    Thomas More's Utopia is my favorite book of all time. I love his use of satire and the description of his Utopian world is so vivid it came to life in my imagination. I enjoyed this book so much that I read through it rather quickly. I hope to have time to reread sometime in then future!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2002

    Maybe it is a distopia

    Well after reading this book for the first time, studying it at A level, i found it very difficult to understand at first. But then it became clearer. I would say that it is a blue print to a perfect world but after studying its contents thoughly it became obvious that this world is not so perfect. For example if the world was so perfect why have bond men, i thought the world was perfect and all were equal. If so equal why have syphogrants and those higher than others. It was a good book i must admit but my main concern is why did sir thomas moore doubt that any of this is true at the end of the book he promptly says 'utopian weal public which in our cities i may rather wish for than hope foR' is he meant to say this because i think it puts a downer on the book he of all people doubts his friend hythloday.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2000

    Utopia

    This book has been a very insperation to my own writings and dreams. I only wish that everyone could enjoy this book the way that I have. Also,why can't this book become a reality?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2000

    Thomas More

    Even though Utopia is far-fetched from today's society, More's beautiful and simplistic description of the 'good place' is only for those with the heart and imaginitive possiblities. It is true that nothing could compare to that today, if you can dream, read this. =0)

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