The City of the Sun

21 06 2010

The City of the Sun: A Poetic Dialog is a Utopian plan devised by the Hermetist and Dominican monk, Thomas Campanella to describe the ideal Solar civilization. Due to being on the wrong side of political intrigue and his alleged heresy, Campanella spent 27 years in prison, where he wrote most of his works. Despite this, he amazingly held an optimistic attitude, even for the Spanish monarchy and Roman church which were his persecutors.

The novel is presented as the report of an adventurer to questions asked by a Knight on his return. The adventurer was forced to land on an Island in the South Seas, where he stumbled upon the isolated City of the Sun, known by the alchemical for the sun.

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