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The New Utopia

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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927) was an English writer and humorist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). The New Utopia is a short story in which the author describes his dream about a socialist society. Jerome's short essay describes a regimented future city, indeed world, of nightmarish egalitarianism, where men and women are barely distinguis ...more
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Rakhi Dalal
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The reference for this short story came across when I was reading about Zamaytin's novel "We" on Wikipedia. According to it, this short story seems to be the inspiration for "We". So I searched for it and found it online.

In this story, the narrator dreams of the world of twenty ninth century after meeting a few socialist friends who have been in favor of equality in the society. What he dreams of is a kind of society where all the differences have been abolished and all people are equal. There i
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Richard
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This can be read online at:
http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/c...

It seems to me that the current administration wants equality in all things. This little pamphlet looks into a future (the 29th century) and what life is like when there is equality in all things. I for one like the inequalities that we currently have. It is good for man to have something to strive for in life!
Rick
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Obviously laid the groundwork for many future dystopian tales, particularly, "We" and "Brave New World."
Krollo
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Seems like the forerunner of a lot of dystopian literature. Links to Harrison Bergeron, Fahrenheit 451, and only 4 pages... deffo worth a read.
Marts  (Thinker)
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes dystopia-style tales
Shelves: fiction
Interesting dystopic, 'what if' tale, to me it posesses elements of "We", "1984", "This Crowded Earth", "Anthem", hmmm, this list could go on and on... I love Jerome's usual satire too...
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