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Utopia

Merlin Coverley
Item #: D71134
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 176 / 2010
ISBN: 9781842433164
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From Plato to H.G. Wells, from Cloud Cuckoo Land to Shangri-La, the utopian impulse has generated a vast body of work—including philosophy and political theory, classical literature and science fiction—as visionaries have sought to create a blueprint of the ideal society. And yet these utopian dreams have often turned to nightmares. Here the author of Occult London takes us on a journey through these imaginary worlds, charting the progress of utopian ideas from their classical origins to the emergence of socialist and feminist ideas, and the 20th-century rise of dystopian expressions of totalitarian oppression.

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