This is a full-scale intellectual biography of the French utopian socialist thinker, Chales Fourier (1772 - 1837), one of the great social critics of the nineteenth century. It is certain to become an invaluable resource for all students of modern European intellectual history. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.