The Coast of Utopia: Voyage Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the first play in Tom Stoppard's trilogy _The Coast of Utopia_. It follows the Bakunin family in their Russian estate, particularly the son Michael. Set in the mid to late 1800s, "Voyage" describes the struggle of the young intelligensia coming to terms with Tsarist Russia's lack of literature and philosophy, and its repressive government, all through the lens of Western philosophy.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   fighting government corruption    -   fighting for free speech/press    -   surviving repressive dictatorship Family, struggle with    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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