The New Atlantis

Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where people were kind, knowledgeable, and civic-minded. Part of this new land was his perfect college, a vision for our modern research universities. Islands he had visited may have served as models for his ideas. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Genre(s): Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 0 -- Introductory Note Bill Boerst
Play 01 1 -- "We sailed from" to "mended so kindly" Bill Boerst
Play 02 2 -- "The morrow after" to "priest whom he cited" Bill Boerst
Play 03 3 -- "For assuredly such" to "but is not seen" Bill Boerst
Play 04 4 -- "When the Tirsan is" to "as if they had been placed" Bill Boerst
Play 05 5 -- "When the shew was past" to "natural and artificial" Bill Boerst
Play 06 6 -- "We have also sound-houses" to "was not perfected" Bill Boerst