"One of the most influential books in the Western tradition, Thomas More's Utopia (1516) describes an imaginary island community enjoying perfect social and political harmony. This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows students to explore in depth Utopia's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception. Based on Ralph Robynson's revised and corrected 1556 translation, with modernized spelling and extensive annotations, this edition returns students to the voice of the past, allowing them to experience the text as it was first encountered by early modern English readers."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston, ©1999
xvi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780312101459, 9780312122560, 0312101457, 031212256X
Translator Ralph Robynson's Dedicatory Letter to William Cecil (1551)
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