William Morris
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2009; originally published 1890, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780521420075

A utopian novel in which William Guest, a man from the 19th century, travels to the 22nd century and discovers that England has become a socialist paradise. Morris draws on the works of Ruskin and Marx while still conveying his own views, especially on the connection between humans and nature.

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Shashi Caan

Grounded in his thoughts of the shaping of a better English society, this book presents Morris’s image of a superior future though his personal lens of an idealized version of the past. It is especially relevant now given the current resurgence of interest in craft and the importance of local expression in many nations around the world.

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