A Modern Utopia

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his most ambitious early attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905). A Modern Utopia was intended as a hybrid between fiction and 'philosophical discussion'. Like most utopists, he has indicated a series of modifications which in his opinion would increase the aggregate of human happiness. Basically, Wells' idea of a perfect world would be if everyone were able to live a happy life. This book is written with an intimate knowledge of former ideal commonwealths and is a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction, *Non-fiction, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction: The Owner of the Voice Alisson Veldhuis
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Play 01 Chapter 1: Topographical Alisson Veldhuis
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Play 02 Chapter 2: Concerning Freedoms, Sections 1-3 humanode
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Play 03 Chapter 2: Concerning Freedoms, Sections 4-7 humanode
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Play 04 Chapter 3: Utopian Economics, Sections 1-4 Daniel George
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Play 05 Chapter 3: Utopian Economics, Sections 5-8 Bill Boerst
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Play 06 Chapter 4: The Voice of Nature Elena
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Play 07 Chapter 5: A Failure in a Modern Utopia, Sections 1-3 humanode
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Play 08 Chapter 5: A Failure in a Modern Utopia, Sections 4-8 humanode
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Play 09 Chapter 6: Women in a Modern Utopia, Sections 1-4 Felicity C
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Play 10 Chapter 6: Women in a Modern Utopia, Sections 5-6 Felicity C
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Play 11 Chapter 7: A Few Utopian Impressions, Sections 1-3 humanode
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Play 12 Chapter 7: A Few Utopian Impressions, Sections 4-7 humanode
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Play 13 Chapter 8: My Utopian Self Caeliveres
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Play 14 Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 1-3 Caeliveres
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Play 15 Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 4-5 Caeliveres
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Play 16 Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 6-8 hearmeout7
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Play 17 Chapter 10: Race in Utopia, Sections 1-2 Felicity C
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Play 18 Chapter 10: Race in Utopia, Sections 3-5 Felicity C
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Play 19 Chapter 11: The Bubble Bursts humanode
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Play 20 Appendix, Scepticism of the Instrument CalmDragon
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