Looking Backward 2000-1887

Looking Backward 2000-1887

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by Edward Bellamy
     
 

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Published in 1888 to wide popularity, the novel looks at a utopian future that has solved the problems of the day. The main character, Julian West, wakes up in the year 2000, falls in love and views all the improvements made in 113 years: crime, poverty, and warfare eliminated; great cultural strides forward; a system of state capitalism in place of economic chaos.See more details below

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Published in 1888 to wide popularity, the novel looks at a utopian future that has solved the problems of the day. The main character, Julian West, wakes up in the year 2000, falls in love and views all the improvements made in 113 years: crime, poverty, and warfare eliminated; great cultural strides forward; a system of state capitalism in place of economic chaos.

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Booknews
First published in 1888, Bellamy's utopian novel concerns a 19th century Bostonian who awakes from a sleep to find himself in the year 2000 in a world of near-perfect cooperation and prosperity. Historian Daniel Borus adds a 28-page introduction, a chronology of Bellamy's life, a selected bibliography, and questions to consider when reading the novel. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A.G. Stegnall
“This vivid adaptation by New York Times critically acclaimed director and author Philip Dossick, has been acclaimed as the most accessible version of Edward Bellamy’s brilliant novel. Philip Dossick superbly renders its dialogue and action with unique clarity and elegance.”
— A.G. Stegnall
Sheppard Jacinto
“A quick read. A great read. What makes this series of classic adaptations so successful is the way they have been lovingly crafted. Near perfect, they honor their source material and capture the humor, the drama, the passion, the excitement, the sheer narrative exuberance, that have made each of these works timeless classics.”
— Sheppard Jacinto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783655241684
Publisher:
MVB E-Books
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Sold by:
MVB Marketing
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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