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Looking Backward: 2000-1887
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Edward Bellamy's classic look at the future has been translated into over twenty languages and is the most widely read novel of its time. A young Boston gentleman is mysteriously transported from the …
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News from Nowhere(1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris and the only significant English utopia to be written since Thomas More's. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor fr…
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Erewhon (Erewhon #1)
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In this novel, Butler satirically describes a utopian society, using the civilization of 'Erewhon' ('nowhere,' scrambled) to satirize beliefs popular in the England of his day. Butler wrote a sequel t…
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An all-female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced to re-examine their assumptions about women's roles in society.
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The Marrow of Tradition
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This novel is based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898, and is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in America, by an acclaimed…
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The New Atlantis
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The City of the Sun
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A philosophical work by the Italian Dominican philosopher, theologian, astrologer, and poet. It is one of the most important utopias, written in Italian in 1602, shortly after Campanella's imprisonmen…
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Walden Two
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This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scient…
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Charlotte Temple
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Charlotte Temple, a "best seller" that went through more than 200 editions, was the most popular American novel until Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. It tells of a beautiful English girl wh…
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Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia) is a satirical work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478–153…
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Armageddon 2419 A.D.
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Elsewhere I have set down, for whatever interest they have in this, the 25th Century, my personal recollections of the 20th Century. Now it occurs to me that my memoirs of the 25th Century may have an…
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The Diamond Lens
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Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862) was an author and is often considered one of the forerunners of today's science fiction. While he was in college he had shown an aptitude for writing verse, and two of h…
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The Blithedale Romance
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Abjuring the city for a pastoral life, a group of utopians set out to reform a dissipated America. But the group is a powerful mix of competing ambitions and its idealism finds little satisfaction in …
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News from Nowhere and Other Writings
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Poet, pattern-designer, anarchist socialist and maker of fine books, William Morris (1834-96) was also a committed socialist and visionary writer, obsessively concerned with the struggle to achieve a …
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Ahmet Mithat Efendi Şeytankaya Tılsımı’nda gizemli bir aşk hikâyesini anlatırken batıl inançları da sebep olduğu sonuçlardan hareketle ele alır. Olayın Güney İtalya’da geçmiş olması medeniyetin çağdaş…
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Dolaptan Temaşa
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The Coquette
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The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut.

Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and …
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Three Early Modern Utopias: Utopia / New Atlantis / The Isle of Pines
With the publication of Utopia (1516), Thomas More provided a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a sat…
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The Mouse That Roared (The Mouse That Roared, #1)
The tiny Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides the only way to survive an economic downturn is to declare war on the United States and lose to get foreign aid - but things don't go according to plan.

The Mous…
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The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired George Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet Russia

Yevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced write…
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Imperium in Imperio
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Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel—a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment—was a major bes…
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Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul
Paul’s letters, the earliest writings in the New Testament, are filled with allusions, images, and quotations from the Old Testament, or, as Paul called it, Scripture. In this book, Richard B. Hays in…
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The Pinballs
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You can't always decide where life will take you--especially when you're a kid.

Carlie knows she's got no say in what happens to her. Stuck in a foster home with two other kids, Harvey and Thomas J, sh…
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Efsuncu Baba
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· 497 Ratings
Efsuncu Baba büyüyle, simyayla, tılsımla uğraşan; define aramak, madeni altına çevirmek, yıldıznamelerden âlemin sırrını çözmek gibi heveslere kapılmış bir zat-ı muhteremdir. Onun dünyasını batıl inan…
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Pills and Starships
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· 346 Ratings
In this richly imagined dystopic future brought by global warming, seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come by ship to the Big Island of Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. The fe…
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The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #5)
Impetuous and headstrong is Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter. Tara meets Prince Gahan of Gathol, and is initially unimpressed, viewing him as something of a popinjay. Later she tak…
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Herland (1915) (includes "The Yellow Wallpaper")
HERLAND, a utopian novel by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, tells of an isolated society composed entirely of women - a society free of war, conflict and domination. That is, until the three men ar…
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A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Tim…
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The Rise of Silas Lapham
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William Dean Howells' richly humorous characterization of a self-made millionaire in Boston society provides a paradigm of American culture in the Gilded Age.

After establishing a fortune in the paint …
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Hayattan Sahneler (Levayih-i Hayat)
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Father and Son
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· 573 Ratings
Edmund Gosse wrote of his account of his life, This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs. Father and Son remains one of English literature's…
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