News from Nowhere or an Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from a Utopian Romance, by William Morris

News from Nowhere or an Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from a Utopian Romance, by William Morris

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News from Nowhere is a socialist utopian fantasy, set in a future where there is no private property, no industrialisation and no capitalist system.

The hero, William Guest, wakes for find himself transported centuries into the future, in a pastoral paradise where people work co-operatively and take pleasure in their labour.

Reluctantly, the narrator returns to his own time, resolved to make this future a reality.

William Morris (1834 – 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he helped win acceptance of socialism in fin de siècle Great Britain.

Published by Classics Book Club in 1951.

Good condition. Binding intact. Some light staining on front and back boards.