Author: Thomas More

Thomas More’s Utopia is a masterpiece of Renaissance political philosophy, responsible for introducing the term ‘utopia’ and spawning an entire genre of ‘utopian’ and ‘dystopian’ literature. This Penguin Classics edition is a major new translation from the Latin by Dominic Baker-Smith, and includes an introduction and notes on the text.,,’Even if you can’t eradicate harmful….Read More

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