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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
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Au Sung

October 08, 2013

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

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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!!

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Colin Inscore

October 02, 2011

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