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                                        What Is a Utopian Novel?
                                           
                                                       By Brad Bell


        Many people enjoy reading novels.  There may be a number of different types of novels.  One type of novel is a utopian novel.  It is important to define utopian novel.   What is a utopian novel?   Below is one utopian novel definition:

A utopian novel involves a description of a fictitious society or community that is considered to be ideal.

      What may be considered ideal or perfect is subjective, and thus there may be a number of different views on what is perfect or ideal.  Nonetheless, one example of a novel that may be considered utopian is Walden Two  by B. F. Skinner.  Walden Two involves a description of a community that can be considered to be ideal.