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Modern Utopian Fictions from H. G. Wells to Iris Murdoch
by Peter Edgerly Firchow
Catholic University of America Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-8132-1477-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-1605-8
Library of Congress Classification PR888.U7F57 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.9109372

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book aims to put the fiction back into utopian fictions. While tracing the development of fiction in the writing of modern utopias, especially in Britain, it seeks to demonstrate in specific ways how those utopias have become increasingly literary--possibly as a reaction not only against the "social scientification" of modern utopias but also in reaction against the modern attempt to institute "utopia" in reality, notably in the former Soviet Union but also in consumerist, late-twentieth-century America.

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