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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication Page
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. H . G. Wells’s Time Machine and the End of Utopia
  2. pp. 18-34
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  1. 2. Shaw’s Major Barbara: What Price Utopia?
  2. pp. 35-67
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  1. 3. Utopia and the End of History: Huxley, Fukuyama, Marcuse
  2. pp. 68-96
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  1. 4. George Orwell’s Dystopias: From Animal Farm to Nineteen Eighty-Four
  2. pp. 97-129
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  1. 5. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies: An Island Utopia?
  2. pp. 130-153
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  1. 6. Subjectivity and Utopia in Iris Murdoch’s The Bell
  2. pp. 154-188
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 189-191
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 193-199
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-203
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813216058
Related ISBN
9780813214771
MARC Record
OCLC
707926652
Pages
223
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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