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- DescriptionRadical in its dayand long overdue in Englishthis rare French classic traces the journey of fictional British Lord Clarisdall to the exotic island nation of Icaria. To his delight, Clarisdell discovers an ideal utopian democracy prospering amid peace and harmony. Devoid of competition or property, Icaria triumphs over the social evils of nineteeth-century capitalism. Clarisdell's amazement is constant. Foreign affairs are conducted by the community. Money and domestic commerce do t exist. Everyone gives to and draws from the common pot in equal measure. No pastoral idyll, the narrative describes a modern machine-age ecomy with social policiesfree education, equality for the sexes, strict family/moral tiesthat reflect enlightenment. Crime here is a myth; arts and culture are treasured commodities. Cabet described a totally integrated community of goods in the fifty years following the great revolution of 1782. Published at personal risk, his bold allegory gave birth to a real Icarian community that lasted into the late 1800s.
- Author(s)Etienne Cabet
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication31/12/2003
- LanguageEnglish & French
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleUtopianism & Communitarianism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Content Note1 port.
- Weight440 g
- Width164 mm
- Height220 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Translated byLeslie Jean Roberts
- Introduction byRobert Sutton
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