Utopia. A group or society owning hugely fascinating or approximately ideal qualities.
It could be a dream, yet it's a dream that has encouraged writers for millions of years. Plato's Republic could be the first actual utopia offered to a mass viewers, yet Thomas extra coined the time period together with his 1516 e-book Utopia (included here), which describes a fictional island society within the Atlantic Ocean. The time period (and its antonym, dystopia) fast entered the English language.
And listed here are 19 different works, well-known and never, that includes utopias and dystopias…
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• “Erewhon,” by way of Samuel Butler
• “Moving the Mountain,” by means of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
• “Herland,” via Charlotte Perkins Gilman
• “Equality,” through Edward Bellamy
• “Caesar’s Column,” through Ignatius Donnelly
• “The Republic of the Future,” by means of Anna Bowman Dodd
• “A Crystal Age,” by means of W. H. Hudson
• “A vacationer from Altruria,” via W. D. Howells
• “Freeland: A Social Anticipation,” by way of Dr. Theodor Hertzka
• “Mizora: A Prophecy,” by way of Mary E. Bradley Lane
• “Solaris Farm,” through Milan C. Edson
• “Looking Backward,” by means of Edward Bellamy
• “Some images of a Socialist Future,” through Eugene Richter
• “Utopia,” by means of Thomas More
• “The Commonwealth of Oceana,” by means of James Harrington
• “The New Atlantis,” through Sir Francis Bacon
• “The Blazing World,” by means of Margaret Cavendish
• “Christianopolis,” by way of Johannes Valentinus Andreae
• “The urban of the Sun,” by way of Tommaso Campanella
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