News from Nowhere
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News from Nowhere

By William Morris
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News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. It was first published in serial form in the Commonweal journal beginning on 11 January 1890. In the novel, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work.

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Table of Contents
  • News from Nowhere, by William Morris
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE or AN EPOCH OF REST being some chapters from A UTOPIAN ROMANCE
    • CHAPTER I: DISCUSSION AND BED
    • CHAPTER II: A MORNING BATH
    • CHAPTER III: THE GUEST HOUSE AND BREAKFAST THEREIN
    • CHAPTER IV: A MARKET BY THE WAY
    • CHAPTER V: CHILDREN ON THE ROAD
    • CHAPTER VI: A LITTLE SHOPPING
    • CHAPTER VII: TRAFALGAR SQUARE
    • CHAPTER VIII: AN OLD FRIEND
    • CHAPTER IX: CONCERNING LOVE
    • CHAPTER X: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
    • CHAPTER XI: CONCERNING GOVERNMENT
    • CHAPTER XII: CONCERNING THE ARRANGEMENT OF LIFE
    • CHAPTER XIII: CONCERNING POLITICS
    • CHAPTER XIV: HOW MATTERS ARE MANAGED
    • CHAPTER XV: ON THE LACK OF INCENTIVE TO LABOUR IN A COMMUNIST SOCIETY
    • CHAPTER XVI: DINNER IN THE HALL OF THE BLOOMSBURY MARKET
    • CHAPTER XVII: HOW THE CHANGE CAME
    • CHAPTER XVIII: THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW LIFE
    • CHAPTER XIX: THE DRIVE BACK TO HAMMERSMITH
    • CHAPTER XX: THE HAMMERSMITH GUEST-HOUSE AGAIN
    • CHAPTER XXI: GOING UP THE RIVER
    • CHAPTER XXII: HAMPTON COURT AND A PRAISER OF PAST TIMES
    • CHAPTER XXIII: AN EARLY MORNING BY RUNNYMEDE
    • CHAPTER XXIV: UP THE THAMES: THE SECOND DAY
    • CHAPTER XXV: THE THIRD DAY ON THE THAMES
    • CHAPTER XXVI: THE OBSTINATE REFUSERS
    • CHAPTER XXVII: THE UPPER WATERS
    • CHAPTER XXVIII: THE LITTLE RIVER
    • CHAPTER XXIX: A RESTING-PLACE ON THE UPPER THAMES
    • CHAPTER XXX: THE JOURNEY’S END
    • CHAPTER XXXI: AN OLD HOUSE AMONGST NEW FOLK
    • CHAPTER XXXII: THE FEAST’S BEGINNING—THE END
    • FOOTNOTES:
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