Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was an influential American writer and advocate of socialism. His works, including LOOKING BACKWARD, inspired the founding of a number of utopian communities to bring his vision for the future to reality. He was the cousin of Francis Bellamy, famous for creating the Pledge of Allegiance
Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamyby Edward Bellamy
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Written in the 1880s, LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887 was one of the best-selling books of the 19th century. Set in the distant future of 2000, the story follows Julian West, an American who awakes from a trance after 113 years. The world he discovers has been transformed into a socialist utopia, which Bellamy successfully contrasts with contemporary 1880s society.
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