Looking Backwards

Looking Backwards

by Edward Bellamy

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Overview

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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500373795
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Suggestions for Further Reading29
A Note on the Text31
Looking Backward35

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