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A Modern Utopia

H. G. Wells

In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. The premise of the novel is that there is a planet (for "No less than a planet will serve the purpose of a modern Utopia") exactly like Earth, with the same geography and biology. They have, however, "different habits, different traditions, different knowledge, different ideas, different clothing, and different appliances." The narrator's double describes the ascetic Rule by which the samurai live; this includes a ban on alcohol and drugs and a mandatory annual one-week solitary ramble in the wilderness. He also explains the social theory of Utopia, which distinguished four "main classes of mind": The Poietic, the Kinetic, the Dull, and the Base. Poietic minds are creative or inventive; kinetic minds are able but not particularly inventive; the Dull have "inadequate imagination," and the Base are mired in egotism and lack "moral sense."

In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. The premise of the novel is that there is a planet (for "No less than a planet will serve the purpose of a modern Utopia") exactly like Earth, with the same geography and biology. They have, however, "different habits, different traditions, different knowledge, different ideas, different clothing, and different appliances." The narrator's double describes the ascetic Rule by which the samurai live; this includes a ban on alcohol and drugs and a mandatory annual one-week solitary ramble in the wilderness. He also explains the social theory of Utopia, which distinguished four "main classes of mind": The Poietic, the Kinetic, the Dull, and the Base. Poietic minds are creative or inventive; kinetic minds are able but not particularly inventive; the Dull have "inadequate imagination," and the Base are mired in egotism and lack "moral sense."
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In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. The premise of the novel is that there is a planet (for "No less than a planet will serve the purpose of a modern Utopia") exactly like Earth, with the same geography and biology. They have, however, "different habits, different traditions, different knowledge, different ideas, different clothing, and different appliances." The narrator's double describes the ascetic Rule by which the samurai live; this includes a ban on alcohol and drugs and a mandatory annual one-week solitary ramble in the wilderness. He also explains the social theory of Utopia, which distinguished four "main classes of mind": The Poietic, the Kinetic, the Dull, and the Base. Poietic minds are creative or inventive; kinetic minds are able but not particularly inventive; the Dull have "inadequate imagination," and the Base are mired in egotism and lack "moral sense."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple Narrators

Length:

10h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:10