By H. G. Wells
In A sleek Utopia, tourists fall right into a space-warp and all of sudden locate themselves upon a Utopian Earth managed through a unmarried global Government.
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About the writer: Graciliano Ramos was once broadly one in every of crucial Brazilian authors of the 20 th century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
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A Modern Utopia (Penguin Classics) by H. G. Wells