News from Nowhere

William Morris

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News from Nowhere is a utopian novel written by British writer William Morris, first published in 1890. The book tells the story of William Guest, who falls asleep after a meeting of the Socialist League and wakes up to find himself in a transformed London in the year 1962. In this new society, private property has been abolished, and people work in decentralized, self-governing communities. There are no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no marriage or divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. The novel explores themes such as the value of work, the role of art and beauty in society, the relationship between humans and nature, and the importance of community and social connections, and presents a vision of a world free from the social and economic problems that plagued Morris's Victorian society, including poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. The book was a key influence on the British socialist movement and is considered an important work of utopian literature.

This book has 78,566 words, 135 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1890.

Production notes: This ebook of News from Nowhere was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 18th February 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Scenery of the New Building' - by Chen Cheng-po.

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