More's Utopia & Utopian Literature
NoteseBook - 1975
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In CliffsNotes on Utopia & Utopian Literature, you discover the Utopian movement that Thomas More helped usher in with his complex work, Utopia. In the book, More tells of a debate between three characters (himself being one of the characters) on how 16th-century society can be improved to eliminate the corruptions and inequities of life.
Summaries and commentaries take you through the book, and critical essays help you understand the Utopian theme and the impact of Utopia on literature. Other features that help you study include
- A section on the life and background of Thomas More
- A section on the historical background of the book
- Critical essays on the composition of Utopia and how the book relates to Communism
- Review questions and essay topics
- A selected bibliography
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