William Morris’s utopian novel, News from Nowhere, was written in 1890. Morris's narrator wakes in a post-revolutionary future in which there is no private property, no industrialisation, no money, no capitalist system. In this pastoral paradise, all members of society work co-operatively and take pleasure in their labour. Reluctantly, the narrator returns to his own time, resolved to make this future a reality. This delicately crafted edition was published by the Kelmscott Press in 1892.
- Article by:
- Marcus Waithe
- Visions of the future
In News from Nowhere, William Morris imagines a utopian future in which money, ‘wage slavery’ and marriage have been abolished. Dr Marcus Waithe explores the origins of this iconic socialist work.