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  • Looking Backward

  • 2000-1887
  • By: Edward Bellamy
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
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Looking Backward

By: Edward Bellamy
Narrated by: Adam Sims
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Published in 1888 to immediate popularity (it was the second-ever novel to sell over one million copies in the United States), Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a dynamic rejection of industrial capitalism, and presents a depiction of a socialist utopia. The book’s influence was such that a large number of "Bellamy clubs" were established in America to discuss the book’s main ideas.

The novel’s protagonist, aristocrat Julian West, falls into a deep, hypnotic sleep in 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000 to find a very different Boston from the one he knows. In Dr. Leete he finds a guide who explains the humane and efficient society in which he now finds himself - its transformation made possible by political and technological advances.

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