Kelmscott Press edition of William Morris's News from Nowhere

Description

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.

Full title:
News from Nowhere
Published:
1892, Hammersmith, London
Format:
Book / Illustration / Image
Creator:
William Morris
Usage terms:
Public Domain
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
C.43.e.9.

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Creating a utopian future: William Morris's News from Nowhere

Article by:
Marcus Waithe
Theme:
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.

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