Sir Thomas More's engaging description of Utopia, an island supporting a perfectly organized and happy people, was a best-seller when it first appeared in Latin in 1516. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Locating his island in the (then) New World, More endowed it with a language and poetry, and detailed the length of the working day and even the divorce laws. Such precision gives a disturbing and exciting impact to Utopia, which still remains a book of the future. Despite modern contations of the word utopia, it is widely accepted that the society More describes in this work was t actually his own perfect society. Rather he wished to use the contrast between the imaginary land's unusual political ideas and the chaotic politics of his own day as a platform from which to discuss social issues in Europe.