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Looking Backward (1888) [Novel]
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First published in 1888 and a phenomenal bestseller, Looking Backward is Edward Bellamy's utopian novel about a nineteenth-century Bostonian who awakes after a sleep of more than one hundred years to find himself in the year 2000 in a world of near-perfect cooperation, harmony, and prosperity. More than just a fanciful novel, Looking Backward was, in effect, Bellamy's blueprint for a socialist-type state, conceived in response to the problems of the Gilded Age brought on in part by the pace of late-nineteenth-century industrialization. The novel had an enormous impact at the time of its publication, setting in motion a wave of reform activity and creating a vogue for utopian novels that continued over the next three decades.

Original title: Looking Backward: 2000-1887
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Magic & Madness in the Library (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Aldous Huxley , Stephen King , Ray Bradbury , Miguel de Cervantes , Jonathan Swift , Jules Verne , Edith Wharton , Virginia Woolf , Voltaire , Umberto Eco , Jorge Luis Borges , Washington Irving , Donald Olson , Edmund (Lester) Pearson , Elizabeth McCracken , Edward Bellamy , George Crabbe

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Looking Backward (1888)
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Language: English

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Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford & New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192806291
Pages: 220
Notes: Edited with an introduction and notes by Matthew Beaumont

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Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Peterborough, ON
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551114064
Pages: 288

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Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Indianapolis, IN
Publisher: Cork Hill Press
ISBN: 9781594084881
Pages: 217

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Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 9780451527639
Pages: 222
Notes: Introduction by Walter James Miller

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 9780451524126
Pages: 221

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140390186
Pages: 234
Notes: Edited with an introduction by Cecelia Tichi

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