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20th Century Dystopias. The Handmaid's Tale (wiki) The Handmaid's Tale - Official Trailer (1990) The Handmaid's Tale - Salvaging/Particicution Scene. The Handmaid's Tale (complete film) The Handmaid s Tale (etext) A chair, a table, a lamp.

The Handmaid s Tale (etext)

Above, on the white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the center of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eye has been taken out. There must have been a chandelier, once. They've removed anything you could tie a rope to. A window, two white curtains. The Handmaid's Tale (audiobook) Nineteen Eighty-Four. History and title[edit] A 1947 draft manuscript of the first page of Nineteen Eighty-Four, showing the editorial development.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Last Man in Europe was an early title for the novel but in a letter dated 22 October 1948 to his publisher Fredric Warburg, eight months before publication, Orwell wrote about hesitating between The Last Man in Europe and Nineteen Eighty-Four.[14] Warburg suggested changing the main title to a more commercial one.[15] Copyright status[edit] The novel will be in the public domain in the European Union and Russia in 2021 and in the United States in 2044.[21] It is already in the public domain in Canada;[22] South Africa,[23] Argentina[24] Australia,[25] and Oman.[26]

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (1984) Richard Burton, John Hurt (FULL MOVIE IN ENGLISH) 1984 George Orwell Movie Trailer (1984) Orwell's 1984 (audiobook) Reviewer:plebian poblano - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2015 Subject: Doubleplusgood 1984 is doubleplusgood Reviewer:K10vvn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2015 Subject: Great recording The book is great.

Orwell's 1984 (audiobook)

I'm surprised to see it called "poisonous". Peraonally, have held this to be the most beautiful love story I've ever read. I would dismiss any negative reviews. Good recording is more the point... Reviewer:HIGHLAND PRESS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2014 Subject: STOP White GeNOcide Everybody says there is this RACE problem. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites. I hate 1984. Orwell's 1984 (etext) Nineteen Eighty-four, by George Orwell Table of Contents Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4.

Orwell's 1984 (etext)

Brave New World (wiki) In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.[1] In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time",[2] and the novel was listed at number 87 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.[3] Title[edit] O wonder!

Brave New World (wiki)

How many godly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! A Brave New World read by Huxley himself. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (etext) Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories.

Huxley said that Brave New World was inspired by the utopian novels of H.G. Wells.! – tapoko

Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (etext)

The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory.

Wintriness responded to wintriness. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. News from Nowhere (wiki) The book explores a number of aspects of this society, including its organisation and the relationships which it engenders between people.

News from Nowhere (wiki)

Morris cleverly fuses Marxism and the romance tradition when he presents himself as an enchanted figure in a time and place different from Victorian England. As Morris, the romance character, quests for love and fellowship—and through them for a reborn self—he encounters romance archetypes in Marxist guises. Old Hammond is both the communist educator who teaches Morris the new world and the wise old man of romance. Dick and Clara are good comrades and the married lovers who aid Morris in his wanderings. The journey on the Thames is both a voyage through society transformed by revolution and a quest for happiness. News From Nowhere (audiobook) William MORRIS (1834 - 1896) 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.

News From Nowhere (audiobook)

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. News from Nowhere, by William Morris (etext) Looking Backward (wiki) Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian science fiction novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888.

Looking Backward (wiki)

According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is "one of the most remarkable books ever published in America".[1] Synopsis[edit] The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up one hundred and thirteen years later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts), but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000 and, while he was sleeping, the United States has been transformed into a socialist utopia.

The remainder of the book outlines Bellamy's thoughts about improving the future. Although Bellamy's novel did not discuss technology or the economy in detail, commentators frequently compare Looking Backward with actual economic and technological developments. Key excerpts[edit] Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy (etext) Bellamy's Looking Backward (audiobook) Plato's Republic (wiki) Three interpretations of the Republic are presented; they are not exhaustive in their treatments of the work, but are examples of contemporary interpretation.

Plato's Republic (wiki)

In his A History of Western Philosophy (1945), Bertrand Russell identifies three parts to the Republic:[7] Books I–V: the eutopia portraying the ideal community and the education of the Guardians, parting from attempting to define justice;Books VI–VII: define “philosopher”, since philosophers are the ideal rulers of such a community;Books VIII–X: discuss the pros and cons of various practical forms of government. Francis Cornford, Kurt Hildebrandt (de), and Eric Voegelin contributed to an establishment of sub-divisions marked with special formulae in Greek: Prologue I.1. 327a—328b. I.2—I.5. 328b—331d. I.6—1.9. 331e—336a. I.10—1.24. 336b—354c. Introduction II.1—II.10. 357a—369b.

Part I: Genesis and Order of the Polis II.11—II.16. 369b—376e. II.16—III.18. 376e—412b. III.19—IV.5. 412b—427c. IV.6—IV.19. 427c—445e. V.1—V.16. 449a—471c. P. More's Utopia (wiki) Utopia (in full: De optimo reip. statv, deque noua insula Vtopia, libellus uere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festiuus ) is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516. English translations of the title include A Truly Golden Little Book, No Less Beneficial Than Entertaining, of the Best State of a Republic, and of the New Island Utopia (literal) and A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal , and of the New Isle Called Utopia (traditional). [ 1 ] (See " title " below.)

The book, written in Latin , is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious , social and political customs. [ edit ] Title. More's Utopia (audiobook) Thomas MORE (1478 - 1535), translated by Gilbert BURNET (1643 - 1715) This book is all about the fictional country called Utopia. It is a country with an ‘ideal’ form of communism, in which everything really does belong to everybody, everyone does the work they want to, and everyone is alright with that. This country uses gold for chamber pots and prison chains, pearls and diamonds for children’s playthings, and requires that a man and a woman see each other exactly as they are, naked, before getting married. More's Utopia (eText) Butler's Erewhon (wiki) The first few chapters of the novel dealing with the discovery of Erewhon are in fact based on Butler's own experiences in New Zealand where, as a young man, he worked as a sheep farmer on Mesopotamia Station for about four years (1860–1864), and explored parts of the interior of the South Island and which he wrote about in his A First Year in Canterbury Settlement (1863).

In the preface to the first edition of his book, Butler specified: The author wishes it to be understood that Erewhon is pronounced as a word of three syllables, all short — thus, E-re-whon. Nevertheless, the word is occasionally pronounced with two syllables as 'air – one'. Content[edit] Erewhon (ebook) Share Email Facebook Twitter Google+ Lockerz Grab Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks MySpace StumbleUpon Reddit By Lockerz Victoria University of Wellington Library [advanced search] ▼ About this page. Erewhon by Samuel Butler (audiobook) Overview (wiki)


  1. tapoko Nov 26 2013
    speculative fiction..! Haldous Huxley and McClelland are very the best in Dystopia litterature.