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News From Nowhere

William Morris

News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. In the novel, Morris tackles one of the most common criticisms of socialism; the supposed lack of incentive to work in a communistic society. Morris' response is that all work should be creative and pleasurable. (Summary by Wikipedia)

News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. In the novel, Morris tackles one of the most common criticisms of socialism; the supposed lack of incentive to work in a communistic society. Morris' response is that all work should be creative and pleasurable. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work. In the novel, Morris tackles one of the most common criticisms of socialism; the supposed lack of incentive to work in a communistic society. Morris' response is that all work should be creative and pleasurable. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:16