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Looking backward, 2000-1887

Author: Edward Bellamy; John L Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©1967.
Series: John Harvard library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the America to which Julian West, a young Bostonian, awakens after more than a century of sleep. West's initial sense of wonder, his gradual acceptance of the new order and a new love, and Bellamy's wonderful prophetic inventions--electric lighting, shopping malls, credit cards, electronic broadcasting--ensured the mass popularity of this 1888 novel. But however rich in fantasy and romance, Looking Backward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Utopian fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898.
Looking backward, 2000-1887.
Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)577883213
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Bellamy; John L Thomas
ISBN: 0674539001 9780674539006
OCLC Number: 362830
Notes: Originally published in 1888. Reprinted from the corrected MS.
Sequel: Equality.
Description: 314 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: John Harvard library.
Responsibility: by Edward Bellamy ; edited by John L. Thomas.

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This is the America to which Julian West, a young Bostonian, awakens after more than a century of sleep. West's initial sense of wonder, his gradual acceptance of the new order and a new love, and Bellamy's wonderful prophetic inventions--electric lighting, shopping malls, credit cards, electronic broadcasting--ensured the mass popularity of this 1888 novel. But however rich in fantasy and romance, Looking Backward is a passionate attack on the social ills of nineteenth-century industrialism and a plea for social reform and moral renewal.

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