Looking Backward: From 2000 to 1887

Looking Backward: From 2000 to 1887

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by Edward Bellamy
     
 

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A utopian science fiction novel

Looking Backward

From 2000 to 1887

by Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000–1887 is a utopian science fiction novel by Edward Bellamy, a journalist and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking

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A utopian science fiction novel

Looking Backward

From 2000 to 1887

by Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000–1887 is a utopian science fiction novel by Edward Bellamy, a journalist and writer from Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; it was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is "one of the most remarkable books ever published in America".

It was the third-largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It influenced a large number of intellectuals, and appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. "It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement".

In the United States alone, over 162 "Bellamy Clubs" sprang up to discuss and propagate the book's ideas. Owing to its commitment to the nationalization of private property and the desire to avoid use of the odious term "Socialism," this political movement came to be known as "Nationalism" — not to be confused with the political concept of nationalism. The novel also inspired several utopian communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781518684708
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/19/2015
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
525,310
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful utopian science fiction novel. Great!