The Faber Book of Utopias

John Carey, edited by John Carey
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Every age has its utopias, from Plato's Republic to contemporary sci-fi visions. In this spellbinding anthology John Carey charts the course of every conceivable dream world, combining a broad historical sweep with lively variety. The Faber Book of Utopias encompasses some noble and selfless schemes, but the history of utopias is also spine-chilling in the trail of folly and tyranny it uncovers.

Author bio:

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, a distinguished critic, reviewer and broadcaster, and the author of several books, including studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, and most recently, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twentieth Century's Most Enjoyable Books, described, by James Wood in the London Review of Books, as 'likeable, wise and often right . . . one feels an attractive sense of partisanship in Carey's writing, an alliance with the ordinary, the plain spoken, the unlettered, the sympathetic and the humane. Carey writes with an Orwellian attention to decency'. He is a regular critic on BBC2's Newsnight Review. He is also the editor of the best-selling anthologies The Faber Book of Reportage, The Faber Book of Science and The Faber Book of Utopias.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9780571203178
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: March 2006
Page Extent: 560
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Anthologies (non-poetry)

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