Looking Backward (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): 2000-1887

Looking Backward (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): 2000-1887

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by Edward Bellamy
     
 

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This pioneering and highly influential 1888 utopian science fiction novel tells the story of Julian West—who submits to hypnosis in 1887 only to wake up in the year 2000 in an idealistic Christian-Socialist America. Under the guidance of Dr. Leete, West is introduced to such future developments as credit cards, shopping clubs, and cable television.

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This pioneering and highly influential 1888 utopian science fiction novel tells the story of Julian West—who submits to hypnosis in 1887 only to wake up in the year 2000 in an idealistic Christian-Socialist America. Under the guidance of Dr. Leete, West is introduced to such future developments as credit cards, shopping clubs, and cable television.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411463509
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
740,181
File size:
321 KB

Meet the Author


Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was an American writer and socialist involved in progressive causes.  He is best known for his novel Looking Backward (1888), set in the year 2000, which had a strong influence on both American and European science fiction as well as the political movement known as Nationalism. 

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Chrissysc77 More than 1 year ago
It was totally not what I expected. I was interested in the authors view of what he thought the year 2000 would be. He was only focused on one thing... the workforce. What a boring character Julian West made. The author didnt have much of an imagination when it came to other aspects of 2000. Another thing that made it hard to read was use of words and way of speaking that is no longer used. I understood most everything he was saying, but I needed to really focus to get what he was saying. Makes reading for leisure a little hard. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guy wakes up 113 years in the future-in the far off year 2000. Socialism is in force and eveybody is happy happy happy. I think they're all on soma. Orwell and Huxley would have a bit to say about this-and did.
TheNightTide More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school expecting more of an adventure story. However, it reads as more of a blueprint for the author's own utopia as told through a series of lengthy dialogues. This format and the lack of a true storyline can make the book extremely dry at parts. Nevertheless, it did a wonderful job of showing how Socialism is supposed to be, and helped to open my eyes to some of the faults in the prevailing "free market is best" ideologies. A must-read for those interested in philosophy, sociology, politics, etc.
Anonymous 3 months ago
In light of the time frame it was written - I was amazed by this futurist look, from way back when!!
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I thought this was the actual book but it was 34 pages of poetry and i needed this book for my enlish class