Selected Sources

This is an extensive but incomplete list, grouped by subject and chapter, and limited to books.  In Utopia draws on many newspaper and scholarly articles as well.  Those who have interest may direct questions about specific facts or quotes to the author through this website.


Ackroyd, Peter. 1998. The life of Thomas More. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Donner, Henry Wolfgang. 1969. Introduction to Utopia. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press.

Fox, Alistair. 1993. Utopia: an elusive vision. Twayne’s masterwork studies, no. 103. New York: Twayne Publishers.

Hexter, J. H. 1952. More’s Utopia: the biography of an idea. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Logan, George M. 1983. The meaning of More’s Utopia. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
De Silva, Alvaro. 2000. The Last Letters of Thomas More. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Surtz, Edward L. 1957. The praise of wisdom; a commentary on the religious and moral problems and backgrounds of St. Thomas More’s Utopia. Chicago: Loyola University Press.

Wegemer, Gerard. 1996. Thomas More on statesmanship. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.


Buber, Martin. 1996. Paths in Utopia. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Calvino, Italo. 1974. Invisible Cities. New York: Harvest Books.

Chernyshevsky, N.G. 1961. What is to be Done? New York: Knopf.

Claeys, Gregory, and Lyman Tower Sargent. 1999. The Utopia Reader. New York: New York University Press.

Erasmus, Desiderius. 1989. The Praise of Folly and Other Writings. New York: Norton.

Fishman, Robert. 1987. Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. New York: Basic Books.

Fitzgerald, Frances. 1986. Cities on a Hill. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Goodman, Paul. 1962. Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals. New York: Random House.

Harrington, James. 1992. The Commonwealth of Oceana and A System of Politics.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Howard, Ebenezer. 1965. Garden Cities of Tomorrow. London: Faber and Faber.

Howells, William Dean. 2006. A Traveler from Altruria. BiblioBazaar.

Jacoby, Russell. 2005. Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age. New York: Columbia University Press.

Kateb, George. 1963. Utopia and its Enemies. New York: The Free Press.

Mannheim, Karl. 1936. Ideology and Utopia. New York: Harvest Books.

Manuel, Frank Edward. 1966. Utopias and Utopian thought. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Manuel, Frank Edward, and Fritzie Prigohzy Manuel. 1979. Utopian thought in the Western World. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press.

Rybczynski, Witold. 1999. A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmstead and America in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Scribner.

Veiras, Denis. 2006. The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, Albany.

Winstanley, Gerard. 1941. The Law of Freedom in a Platform or, True Magistracy Restored.New York: Schocken Books.

Wright, Austin Tappan. 1975. Islandia. New York: Plume Books.


Abbey, Edward. 2000. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: HarperCollins.

Bock, Carl E., and Jane H. Bock. 2000. The view from Bald Hill thirty years in an Arizona grassland. Organisms and environments, 1. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bookchin, Murray, Dave Foreman, and Steve Chase. 1991. Defending the earth: a dialogue between Murray Bookchin and Dave Foreman. Boston, Mass: South End Press.

Boyd, Lee, and Katherine A. Houpt. 1994. Przewalski’s horse the history and biology of an endangered species. SUNY series in endangered species. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Brownell, Baker. 1950. The Human Community: Its Philosophy and Practice for a Time of Crisis. New York: Harper and Bros.

Callenbach, Ernest. 1975. Ecotopia: the notebooks and reports of William Weston. Berkeley, Calif: Banyan Tree Books : distributed by Bookpeople.

Callenbach, Ernest. 1981. Ecotopia emerging. Berkeley, Calif: Banyan Tree Books.
Cronon, William. 1995. Uncommon ground: toward reinventing nature. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Eisley, Lorem. 1970. The Invisible Pyramid. New York: Charles Scribner.

Flannery, Tim F. 2001. The eternal frontier: an ecological history of North America and its peoples. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Foreman, Dave. 1991. Confessions of an eco-warrior. New York: Harmony Books.

Foreman, Dave. 2002. Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Chico, CA: Abbzug Press.

Foreman, Dave. 2004. Rewilding North America: a vision for conservation in the 21st century. Washington: Island Press.

Frankel, O. H., and Michael E. Soulé. 1981. Conservation and evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kellert, Stephen R., and Edward O. Wilson. 1993. The Biophilia hypothesis. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Maehr, David S., Reed F. Noss, and Jeffery L. Larkin. 2001. Large mammal restoration: ecological and sociological challenges in the 21st century. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Martin, Paul S. 2005. Twilight of the mammoths: ice age extinctions and the rewilding of America. Organisms and environments, 8. Berkeley: University of California Press.

International Association for Quaternary Research, Paul S. Martin, and H. E. Wright. 1967.Pleistocene extinctions; the search for a cause. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Matthiessen, Peter. 1959. Wildlife in America. New York: Viking Press.

McPhee, John. 1971. Encounters with the archdruid. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Mulder, Monique Borgerhoff, and Peter Coppolillo. 2005. Conservation: linking ecology, economics, and culture. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Nash, Roderick. 1982. Wilderness and the American mind. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.

Noss, Reed F., and Allen Y. Cooperrider. 1994. Saving nature’s legacy: protecting and restoring biodiversity. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Oelschlaeger, Max. 1991. The idea of wilderness: from prehistory to the age of ecology. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Sears, Paul B. 1964. The biology of the living landscape, an introduction to ecology. London: G. Allen & Unwin.

Sessions, George. 1994. Deep ecology for the twenty-first century. Boston: Shambhala.

Snyder, Gary. 1974. Turtle Island. New York: New Directions.

Soulé, Michael E. 1986. Conservation biology: the science of scarcity and diversity. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates.

Soulé, Michael E., and John Terborgh. 1999. Continental conservation: scientific foundations of regional reserve networks. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Shepard, Paul, and Florence R. Shepard. 1998. Coming home to the Pleistocene. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Shepard, Paul. 1973. The tender carnivore and the sacred game. New York: Scribner.

Terborgh, John. 1999. Requiem for nature. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Western, David, and Mary C. Pearl. 1989. Conservation for the twenty-first century. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wilson, Edward O. 1984. Biophilia. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.


Bellamy, Edward, and John L. Thomas. 1967. Looking backward, 2000-1887. The John Harvard library.
Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Brown, Charles Brockden. 1971. Alcuin: a dialogue. [New York]: Grossman Publishers.

Bryant, Dorothy. 1976. The kin of Ata are waiting for you = formerly published as The comforter. New York: Moon Books.

Carden, Maren Lockwood. 1969. Oneida: Utopian community to modern corporation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Carmony, Donald F., and Josephine M. Elliott. 1980. New Harmony, Indiana: Robert Owen’s seedbed for Utopia. S.l: s.n.

Cavendish, Margaret, and Kate Lilley. 1994. The blazing world and other writings. Penguin classics. London: Penguin.

Cioran. E.M.  1960. History and Utopia. New York: Seaver Books.

Delano, Sterling F. 2004. Brook Farm: the dark side of utopia. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Fourier, Charles. 1971. Design for utopia; selected writings of Charles Fourier. New York: Schocken Books.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, and Minna Doskow. 1999. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Utopian novels. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. 1979. Herland. New York: Pantheon Books.

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Mary Jo Deegan, and Michael R. Hill. 1997. With her in Ourland: sequel to Herland. Contributions in women’s studies, no. 159. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Griffith, Mary. 1975. Three hundred years hence. Boston: Gregg Press.

Kessler, Carol Farley. 1995. Daring to Dream: Utopian Fiction by United States Women Before 1950. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Kinkade, Kathleen, Jonathan Roth, and Hildegard Ott. 1994. Is it Utopia yet?: an insider’s view of Twin Oaks Community in its twenty-sixth year. Twin Oaks Community, VA: Twin Oaks Pub.

Kinkade, Kathleen. 1973. A Walden Two experiment; the first five years of Twin Oaks Community. New York: Morrow.

Komar, Ingrid. 1983. Living the dream: a documentary study of the Twin Oaks community. Communal societies and utopian studies book series, v. 1. Norwood, Pa: Norwood Editions.

Lane, Mary E. Bradley. 1975. Mizora: a prophecy. Boston: Gregg Press.

Noyes, John Humphrey. 1961. History of American socialisms. New York: Hillary House Publishers.

Owen, Robert. 1949. A New View of Society. Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press.

Piercy, Marge. 1976. Woman on the Edge of Time. New York: Ballantine.

Podmore, Frank. 1907. Robert Owen: A Biography. New York: D. Appleton and Company.

Richardson, Robert D. 1986. Henry Thoreau: a life of the mind. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Richardson, Robert D. 1995. Emerson: the mind on fire : a biography. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Scott, Sarah. 1986. Millennium Hall. New York: Penguin.

Tepper, Sherri S. 1988. The Gate to Women’s Country. New York: Doubleday.

Skinner, B. F. 1971. Beyond freedom and dignity. New York: Knopf. Skinner, B. F. 1976.Walden Two. New York: Macmillan.


Cudahy, Brian J. 2001. The cruise ship phenomenon in North America. Centreville, MD: Cornell Maritime Press.

Cabet, Etienne. 2003. Travels in Icaria. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Le Corbusier. 1986. Towards a New Architecture. New York: Dover Books.

Le Corbusier. 1987. The City of To-Morrow and its Planning. New York: Dover Books.

Dickinson, Bob, and Andrew Vladimir. 1997. Selling the sea: an inside look at the cruise industry. New York: Wiley.

Etzler, J. A. 1842. The paradise within the reach of all men, without labor, by powers of nature and machinery An address to all intelligent men. London: printed by James H. Young and published by J. Cleave.

Fuller, R. Buckminster. 1981. Critical path. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Garin, Kristoffer A. 2005. Devils on the deep blue sea: the dreams, schemes, and showdowns that built America’s cruise ship empires. New York: Viking.

Harley, Basil. 1994. Church ships: a handbook of votive and commemorative models. Norwich: Canterbury Press.

Klein, Ross A. 2002. Cruise ship blues: the underside of the cruise ship industry. Gabriola, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Klein, Ross A. 2005. Cruise ship squeeze: the new pirates of the seven seas. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Ley, Willy. 1954. Engineer’s Dreams: Great Projects that Could Come True. New York: Viking.

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Plato. 1992. The Republic. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing.

Maxtone-Graham, John. 2000. Liners to the Sun. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House.

Taylor, William Alexander. 1971. Intermere. Utopian literature. New York: Arno Press.

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Berghaus, Günter. 2000. International futurism in arts and literature. European cultures, v. 13. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Butler, Samuel. 1967. Erewhon. Clinton, Massachusetts: The Colonial Press.

Huxley, Aldous. 1962. Island: a novel. New York: Harperc.

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Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, Steve Cox, and Carol Diethe. 1998. Mafarka the futurist: an African novel. London: Middlesex University Press.

Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. 1989. The futurist cookbook. San Francisco: Bedford Arts.

Mercier, Louis Sebastien. 1973. Memoirs of the Year 2500. Clifton, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley Publishers.

Morris, William. 1993. New From Nowhere and Other Writings. New York: Penguin.

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Pleij, Herman, and Diane Webb. 2001. Dreaming of Cockaigne: medieval fantasies of the perfect life. New York: Columbia University Press.

Schwarz, Hillel. 1986. Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies, and Fat. New York: Doubleday.


Eaton, Ruth. 2002. Ideal cities: utopianism and the (un)built environment. New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson.

Fishman, Robert. 1994. Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier. Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press.

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Mumford, Lewis. 1961. The city in history: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World.

Mumford, Lewis. 1962. The Story of Utopias. New York: Viking.

Verástique, Bernardino. 2000. Michoacán and Eden: Vasco de Quiroga and the evangelization of western Mexico. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Wright, Frank Lloyd. 1958. The Living City. New York, New American Library.

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Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton. 1871. The coming race: or the new Utopia. New York: Francis B. Felt & Co.

Hertzka, Theodor, and Arthur Ransom. 1891. Freeland; a social anticipation. New York: Appleton.

Jünger, Ernst. 1975. The storm of steel: from the diary of a German storm-troop officer on the western front. New York: H. Fertig.

Pfaff, William. 2004. The bullet’s song: romantic violence and utopia. New York: Simon & Schuster.