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News From Nowhere

By Morris, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0002951949
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Reproduction Date: 2011

Title: News From Nowhere  
Author: Morris, William
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, News From Nowhere
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Publication Date:
1890
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. In the novel, Morris tackles one of the most common criticisms of socialism; the supposed lack of incentive to work in a communistic society. Morris' response is that all work should be creative and pleasurable.

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Politics, Science fiction

 

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