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Looking Backward 2000-1887 [NOOK Book]

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Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888) is one of the most influential utopian novels in English. The narrative follows Julian West, who goes to sleep in Boston in 1887 and wakes in the year 2000 to find that the era of competitive capitalism is long over, replaced by an era of co-operation. Wealth is produced by an "industrial army" and every citizen receives the same wage
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Looking Backward 2000-1887

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Overview

Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888) is one of the most influential utopian novels in English. The narrative follows Julian West, who goes to sleep in Boston in 1887 and wakes in the year 2000 to find that the era of competitive capitalism is long over, replaced by an era of co-operation. Wealth is produced by an "industrial army" and every citizen receives the same wage
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783655241684
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 532 KB

Meet the Author

Matthew Beaumont is a Lecturer in English and American Literature, University College London. He is the editor of the forthcoming A Concise Companion to Realism.
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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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