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News from Nowhere (1890)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192801775, Paperback)News from Nowhere(1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris and the only significant English utopia to be written since Thomas More's. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary upheaval in 1952, these "Chapters from a Utopian Romance" recount his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor, Morris's own country house in Oxfordshire. Drawing on the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris's book is not only an evocative statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris's rejection of state socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between humankind and the natural world, give News from Nowhere a particular resonance for modern readers. This text is based on the 1891 version, incorporating the extensive revisions made by Morris to the first edition.
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William Morris' classic novel News from Nowhere has been enjoyed by readers around the world for 120 years. A soft science-fiction, this is an exploration of socialist ideas, following the story of William Guest, a man who falls asleep after a Socialist League meeting to find himself waking up in a future socialist society.