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Spectre of Utopia free pdf In the late nineteenth century, a spectre haunted Europe and the United States: the spectre of utopia. This book re-examines the rise of utopian thought at the fin de siecle, situating it in the social and political contradictions of the time and exploring the ways in which it articulated a deepening sense that the capitalist system might not be insuperable after all. The study pays particular attention to Edward Bellamy's seminal utopian fiction, "Looking Backward" (1888), embedding it in a number of unfamiliar contexts, and reading its richest passages against the grain, but it also offers detailed discussions of William Morris, H.G. Wells and Oscar Wilde. Both historical and theoretical in its approach, this book constitutes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the utopian imaginary, and an original analysis of the counter-culture in which it thrived at the fin de siecle.

About Matthew Beaumont

Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London.

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Author : Matthew Beaumont
Publisher : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Data Published : 28 November 2011
ISBN : 303430725X
EAN : 9783034307253
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 307 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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