News from Nowhere

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A Utopian socialist fantasy by W. Morris, published 1891.

The narrator falls asleep in the ‘shabby London suburb’ of Chiswick, after an evening at the Socialist League spent discussing the Morrow of the Revolution, and wakes in the future, to find London and its surroundings transformed into a communist paradise where men and women are free, healthy, and equal, the countryside reclaimed from industrial squalor, and money, prisons, formal education, and central government abolished. At the close he fades back into the past, inspired by the vision of what he has seen and the need to work for its fulfilment. News from Nowhere was in part a critical response to Bellamy's Looking Backward.

Subjects: Literature.

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William Morris (1834—1896) designer, author, and visionary socialist

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