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

by Edward Bellamy

5 ratings, 3 reviews

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up more than a century later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts) but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000 and, while he was sleeping, the U.S.A. has been transformed into a socialist utopia. This book outlines Bellamy’s complex thoughts about improving the future, and is an indictment of industrial capitalism. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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5 ratings, 3 reviews

Au Sung

October 08, 2013

This book presents many great ideas to make the world better in many aspects for everyone in the society.


Jap Ponder

April 23, 2013

Interesting to hear how they thought it would be right now. Glad it's not like that!!!! Reader was interesting to listen to. Good reading voice!!


Colin Inscore

October 02, 2011

Very well read. Great story. Carefully, it might make you a socialist