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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Penguin Classics) By Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Penguin Classics)
by Edward Bellamy

Examines the social ills of nineteenth-century industrialism and makes a plea for social reform and moral renewal. This novel echoes the anguish and hopes of its own age while it embodies a sustaining myth of the American literary tradition - that man's perfectibility is attainable in the New World.
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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 Summary


It is the year 2000 - and full employment, material abundance and social harmony can be found everywhere. 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 attach on the social ills of nineteenth-century industrialism and a plea for social reform and moral renewal. In her introduction, Cecelia Tichi discusses how the novel echoes the anguish and hopes of its own age while it embodies a sustaining myth of the American literary tradition - that man's perfectibility is attainable in the New World.

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Sku
GOR001682220
Title
Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (Penguin Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
0140390189
ISBN 13
9780140390186
Prizes
N/A
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