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A Modern Utopia

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H. G. Wells's proposal for social reform was the formation of a world state, a concept that would increasingly preoccupy him throughout the remainder of his life. One of his most ambitious early attempts at portraying a world state was A Modern Utopia (1905). A Modern Utopia was intended as a hybrid between fiction and 'philosophical discussion'. Like most utopists, he has indicated a series of modifications which in his opinion would increase the aggregate of human happiness. Basically, Wells' idea of a perfect world would be if everyone were able to live a happy life. This book is written with an intimate knowledge of former ideal commonwealths and is a conscious attempt to describe a utopia that is not utopian. (Summary by Wikipedia) (10 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Introduction: The Owner of the Voice

12:08

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

Chapter 1: Topographical

41:41

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

Chapter 2: Concerning Freedoms, Sections 1-3

31:15

Read by humanode

Chapter 2: Concerning Freedoms, Sections 4-7

24:02

Read by humanode

Chapter 3: Utopian Economics, Sections 1-4

42:40

Read by Daniel George

Chapter 3: Utopian Economics, Sections 5-8

32:58

Read by Bill Boerst

Chapter 4: The Voice of Nature

28:54

Read by Elena

Chapter 5: A Failure in a Modern Utopia, Sections 1-3

25:28

Read by humanode

Chapter 5: A Failure in a Modern Utopia, Sections 4-8

25:55

Read by humanode

Chapter 6: Women in a Modern Utopia, Sections 1-4

37:26

Read by Felicity C

Chapter 6: Women in a Modern Utopia, Sections 5-6

30:37

Read by Felicity C

Chapter 7: A Few Utopian Impressions, Sections 1-3

24:41

Read by humanode

Chapter 7: A Few Utopian Impressions, Sections 4-7

24:18

Read by humanode

Chapter 8: My Utopian Self

13:42

Read by Caeliveres

Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 1-3

28:43

Read by Caeliveres

Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 4-5

25:40

Read by Caeliveres

Chapter 9: The Samurai, Sections 6-8

30:16

Read by hearmeout7

Chapter 10: Race in Utopia, Sections 1-2

35:14

Read by Felicity C

Chapter 10: Race in Utopia, Sections 3-5

26:34

Read by Felicity C

Chapter 11: The Bubble Bursts

32:21

Read by humanode

Appendix, Scepticism of the Instrument

36:28

Read by CalmDragon

Bewertungen

Distorted reading

(2 Sterne)

I'm finding it hard to even get past chapter 1. The reading sounds so distorted in places that it's difficult to understand and listen to. I thought the book coordinators are supposed to just reject readings that are unclear. Hopefully the rest of the book is better.

sounds good so far

(5 Sterne)

I like the reader. I don't agree with Wells' Anointed vision but it is insightful.