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This is a list of utopian literature. A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. It is a common literary theme, especially in speculative fiction and science fiction.


Pre-16th centuryEdit

The word "utopia" was coined in Greek language by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, but the genre has roots dating back to antiquity.

16th-17th centuriesEdit

18th centuryEdit

19th centuryEdit

A Crystal Age, by W.H. Hudson (1906 edition cover)

20th-21st centuriesEdit

See alsoEdit


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  4. ^ Pinheiro, Marilia P. Futre. (2006). Utopia and Utopias: a Study on a Literary Genre in Antiquity. In Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel. Groningen: Barkhuis. (pp. 147–171). ISBN 907792213X.
  5. ^ Winston, David (November 1976). "Iambulus' Islands of the Sun and Hellenistic Literary Utopias". Science Fiction Studies.
  6. ^ Palandri, Angela Jung (1988). "The Taoist Vision. A Study of T'ao Yuan-Ming's Nature Poetry" (PDF). Journal of Chinese Philosophy. 15: 17–121.
  7. ^ Bakhsh, Alireza Omid (2013). "The Virtuous City: The Iranian and Islamic Heritage of Utopianism". Utopian Studies. 24 (1): 41–51.
  8. ^ Quilligan, Maureen (1991). The Allegory of Female Authority: Christine de Pizan's Cité Des Dames. Cornell University Press. ISBN 0801497884.
  9. ^ Sullivan, E. D. S., ed. (1983). The Utopian Vision: Seven Essays on the Quincentennial of Sir Thomas More. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University Press.
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  11. ^ Grendler, Paul F. (1965). "Utopia in Renaissance Italy: Doni's "New World"". Journal of the History of Ideas. 26 (4): 479–494. doi:10.2307/2708495.
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  13. ^ René-Louis Doyon. (1933). Variations de l'Utopie.
  14. ^ Weinberger, J. (1976). "Science and Rule in Bacon's Utopia: An Introduction to the Reading of the New Atlantis". The American Political Science Review. 70 (3): 865–885.
  15. ^ Boesky, Amy (1995). "Nation, miscegenation: membering utopia in Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines". Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 37: 165–84.
  16. ^ Aviles, Miguel A. Ramiro (2012). "Sinapia, A Political Journal to the Antipodes of Spain". In Aviles, Miguel and Davis, J. C. (eds.). Utopian Moments: Reading Utopian Texts. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781849668217.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
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  19. ^ McDonald, Christie V. (1976). The Reading and Writing of Utopia in Denis Diderot's "Supplement au voyage de Bougainville". Fiction Studies, 3(3): 248-254.
  20. ^ Oved, Yaacov (1987). Two Hundred Years of American Communes. Transaction. p. 211.
  21. ^ Kesten, Seymour R. (1996). Utopian Episodes: Daily Life in Experimental Colonies Dedicated to Changing the World. Syracuse University Press. p. 14.
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  26. ^ Morris, William (2006) [1903]. The Earthly Paradise. Obscure Press. ISBN 1-84664-523-9.
  27. ^ H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, ed. Mark R. Hillegas (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1967).
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  30. ^ H. G. Wells, Men Like Gods, Book I, Ch. 5, Sect. 6.
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  36. ^ Manna – the book integral text on Marshall Brain's website