Looking Backward: 2000-1887

Looking Backward: 2000-1887

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674539006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1967
Series: John Harvard Library Series
Pages: 322

About the Author

Alex MacDonald is an Associate Professor of English at Campion College, University of Regina.

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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 More than 1 year 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