Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy [NOOK Book]

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time.

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 ...
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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

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Overview

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time.

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012903082
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 507 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Willowsong

    Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Dauntless/Evening/Storming Skies

    Wow! Excellent! I'm writing a fourth story at Hinge all results. It's called Shattering.
    -Blade, Terrin, and many more cats and people :3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    The Tale of a Warrior

    Chapter One: (Greenleaf)

    I heard calls of alarm and looked up from the mouse I was eating. My white fur shone in the bright sunlight, and my green eyes glittered. I leapt to my paws and padded over to a group of warriors, who were clustered around three dusty cats. The first was a broad-shoulder gray tom, his stone-colored pelt dapple with dark gray and black. His eyes were a bright blue, and his striped tail was lashing back and fourth. The second was an aging white tom, his long pelt streaked with gray, and his hazel eyes gleaming. The third was the smallest, and very thin. I could count every bone beneath his thin pelt, which was a pale gray. His eyes were very pale, and strangly white, and he was snarling.
    "What is going on?" I meowed.
    "Greenleaf!" The first cat meowed, and I smiled as I reconized him. "We must speak with Thornstar!"
    It was Kingsfoot, and old friend of mine, and the old tom could be none other than Whiteshadow. Who the third was, I could not guess.
    "Of course!" I said, beckoning with my long tail for the three cats to follow me. I lead them to a huge boulder, the Great Rock, where Thornstar preformed ceremonies.
    I disapeared through a jagged crack in the side of the boulder, and Kingsfoot, Whiteshadow, and the other cat followed me.
    "Greenleaf? Who are these others?" Thornstar meowed, looking up as we came in.
    "This is Kingsfoot of LoneClan and Whiteshadow of SpellClan, and..." I trailed off.
    "Shadowcreep." Whiteshadow meowed. "And that is why we are here. Shadowcreep must be kept prisoner, for he has information that we do not want falling into enemy paws."
    "DarkClan is truly ready to attack, then?" Thornstar asked the old tom.
    "Yes." Whiteshadow replied. "Their evil will spread to all the Clans, to LoneClan, to SpellClan, even to ForestClan. No cat will be safe unless he is stopped."
    "What does this... Shadowcreep have to do with it?" The Clan leader questioned with a disgusted glance at him.
    Shadowcreep let out a faint moan, muttering something only my sharp ears could pick up- "No... no..."
    "I caught him spying on us. If DarkClan catches him, they will know where the weapon is." Whiteshadow told him.
    "The weapon?" Thornstar echoed.
    "We need you to keep Shadowcreep here." Kingsfoot told me. "Please do this... for me."
    "I will." I promised. "We shall not let DarkClan get him."
    "Wait a second Greenleaf. You may be deputy, but you can't just do things without my say so!" Thornstar snapped.
    "We are a strong Clan." I replied. "With a war brewing, we must do everything in our power to help the Clans weaker than our own."
    "And what does guarding him have to do with it?" The leader growled, his tabby pelt bristling.
    "Thornstar..." Whiteshadow began. "You must do this."
    "Alright, I will!" He growled.
    "Good." Kingsfoot said. "Greenleaf, I'll see you again, soon." With a dip of his head, he and Whiteshadow backed out of the den, leaving us alone with Shadowcreep.
    "No... no..." Shadowcreep moaned.
    "Come on." I told him, leading the pale cat out of the den. Thornstar glanced after me.
    "Greenleaf... set a guard on him. A douple the border patrols... if what Whiteshadow says is true, and there really is a war coming, we won't be caught unprepared."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    very dated

    Not a fun read

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