Looking Backward: 2000-1887

Looking Backward: 2000-1887

by Edward Bellamy
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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy

Edward Bellamy's classic look at the future has been translated into over twenty languages and is the most widely read novel of its time. A young Boston gentleman is mysteriously transported from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century--from a world of war and want to one of peace and plenty. This brilliant vision became the blueprint of utopia that stimulated some of the greatest thinkers of our age.

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ISBN-13: 9781412166287
Publisher: eBooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 270 KB

About the Author

Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, 2000–1887, a tale set in the distant future of the year 2000. Bellamy's early novels, including Six to One (1878), Dr. Heidenhoff's Process (1880), and Miss Ludington's Sister (1885) did not bring him much renown, but a turn to utopian science fiction with Looking Backward, published in January 1888, captured the public imagination and catapulted Bellamy to literary fame. Within a year the book had sold some 200,000 copies and by the end of the 19th century it had sold more copies than nearly any other book published in America up to that time, as well as spawning political movements around the country. Bellamy died of tuberculosis at the age of 48.

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Looking Backward 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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