although initally i believed the book had promise, i became increasingly frustrated at the depth of detail, the commentator for Bellamys utopia, spent on explaining it. the overall structre is generally sound but can become tedoius. as for the world as bellamy envisons, well he can have it. give me the harsh, unequal, but despite this, real ninetenth century. as a vision good; as a reality no chance. but to be fair to bellamy he probably accepts this and this is why he artculates his philosophy through literature. a book that encourages you to think but it works best as a critque of the ninetenth century.