A Modern Utopia (Penguin Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2006-04-25 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books Although best known for his scientific romances that paved the way for the modern science fiction genre. HG Wells (1866-1946) produced significant works on politics . society. science and history. Thanks in part to his teacher. TH Huxley. Wells became quite interested in the works of well known scientists like Charles Darwin. and admired their ability to imagine and think beyond their times. When writing his 1905 novel. A Modern Utopia. Wells drew upon Darwinism to trace humanitys evolution and create something like a world state on a distant planet that is identical to Earth. This novel. which blends fiction and philosophy. presents a socialistic Utopian society. in which the whole world shares a common language. capital punishment has been abolished. there is gender equality. and every in...

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While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?

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H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'.

Francis Wheen is a journalist, author and broadcaster. He has written for most British national newspapers and was Columnist of the Year in 1997. His biography of Karl Marx won the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is deputy editor of Private Eye.

Gregory Claeys is a historian at the University of Royal Holloway, London.

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