Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Riverside Editions) / Edition 1

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Riverside Editions) / Edition 1

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by Edward Bellamy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0395051940

ISBN-13: 9780395051948

Pub. Date: 01/28/1966

Publisher: CENGAGE Learning

First published in 1888 and a phenomenal best-seller, Looking Backward is Edward Bellamy's utopian novel about ninteenth-century Bostonian who awakes after a sleep for more than one hundred years to find himself in the year 2000 in a world of near-perfect cooperation, harmony, and prosperity. More than just a fanciful novel, Looking Backward was, in

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First published in 1888 and a phenomenal best-seller, Looking Backward is Edward Bellamy's utopian novel about ninteenth-century Bostonian who awakes after a sleep for more than one hundred years to find himself in the year 2000 in a world of near-perfect cooperation, harmony, and prosperity. More than just a fanciful novel, Looking Backward was, in effect, Bellamy's blueprint for a socialist-type state, conceived in response to problems of the Gilded Age brought on in part by the pace of the late-nineteenth-century industrialization. The novel had an enormous impact at the time of its publication, setting in motion a wave of reform activity and creating a vogue for utopian novels that continued over the next three decades. In addition to an extensive introduction, Daniel Borus's new edition of Looking Backward contains a chronology of Bellamy's life, a bibliography, questions to consider when reading the novel, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395051948
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
01/28/1966
Series:
Riverside Editions Series

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: EDWARD BELLAMY'S UTOPIA IN HIS TIME AND OURS

PART TWO: THE DOCUMENT

Author's Preface
Looking Backward
Postscript: The Rate of the World's Progress

APPENDICES

A Bellamy Chronology (1850-1898)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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