News from Nowhere
|News from Nowhere
or An Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from A Utopian Romance (1890)
|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. In the book, the narrator 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. The remainder of the book explores a number of aspects of this society, including its organisation and the relationships which it engenders between people. The book offers Morris' answers to a number of frequent objections to socialism, and underlines his belief that socialism will entail not only the abolishment of private property but also of the divisions between art, life, and work.|
NEWS FROM NOWHERE
AN EPOCH OF REST
BEING SOME CHAPTERS FROM
A UTOPIAN ROMANCE
AUTHOR OF 'THE EARTHLY PARADISE.'
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA
All rights reserved
First printed serially in the Commonweal, 1890.
Thence reprinted at Boston, Mass., 1890.
First English Edition, revised, Reeves & Turner, 1891.
Reprinted April, June 1891; March 1892.
Kelmscott Press Edition, 1892.
Since reprinted March 1895; January 1897; November 1899; August 1902; July 1905; January 1907; and January 1908.
- 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
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.