The New Atlantis

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Francis Bacon

Narrated By: Bill Boerst

Publisher: Books Should Be Free

Date: January 2011

Duration: 1 hours 38 minutes


In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where people were kind, knowledgeable, and civic-minded. Part of this new land was his perfect college, a vision for our modern research universities. Islands he had visited may have served as models for his ideas. (Summary by Wikipedia)


  • Ian Martin

    Francis Bacon is a genius and this is fascinating glimpse into his mind. One might first want to look up Bacon on wikipedia or something so that they have a been appreciation for what they are hearing. No doubt this is a "Utopia", in that it is nearly perfect and hypothetically impossible to achieve. But you can't make progress unless you have an goal. I suspect he was offering both his commentary on how society should work and also how it should relate to science. The narrator has good pronunciation and diction.

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