William Morris was a prominent English writer, artist, and social activist during the Victorian era. Morris is now best known for being a key figure in establishing the modern fantasy genre. Some of Morris' classics include News from Nowhere, The Well at the World's End, and The Wood Beyond the World. News from Nowhere is a utopian science fiction novel that centers around a man who is transported into the future and finds a world that has peace and freedom while there are no nations or money.
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Written in 1890, at the close of William Morris’s most intense period of political activism, News from Nowhere is a compelling articulation of his mature views on art, work, community, family, and the nature and structure of the ideal society. A utopian narrative of a future society, it is also an immensely entertaining novel.
This Broadview edition includes a wide variety of contextualizing documents, including portions of Morris’s essays, lectures, and journalism; excerpts from precursor utopian texts; writings on Bloody Sunday, art, work, and revolution; and contemporary reviews.About the Author:
David Leopold is Lecturer in Political Theory at Christ Church and Merton College, Oxford.
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