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DOI 10.12887/27-2014-3-107-12

Stankomir NICIEJA – Utopian Visions of Pragmatic Englishmen: Utopia in the English Literary Tradition

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The current paper presents the development of the English literary utopia over the span of four centuries, from the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia in 1516, until the second half of the twentieth century. The developments in utopianism are presented by looking at the key works of the English utopian thought. The article, among others, examines Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. The discussed examples constitute the most seminal utopias and simultaneously represent various kinds within the genre, including satirical utopia, scientific utopia and anti-utopia. The article closes with a brief analysis of James Hilton’s Lost Horizon and a short conclusion.

Keywords: literary utopia, Utopia, New Atlantis, Gulliver Travels, Nineteen Eighty-Four, satirical utopia, scientific utopia, anti-utopia, James Hilton’s Lost Horizon

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
  3. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887