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Looking Backward: 2000-1887

By Bellamy, Edward

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Looking Backward: 2000-1887  
Author: Bellamy, Edward
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Science fiction, Fiction
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Looking Backward: 2000-1887
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up more than a century later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts) but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000 and, while he was sleeping, the U.S.A. has been transformed into a socialist utopia. This book outlines Bellamy's complex thoughts about improving the future, and is an indictment of industrial capitalism. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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Science fiction, Fiction


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