Looking Backward, 2000-1887, a utopian novel

Description

In Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward (1888) Julian West falls asleep in 1887 and wakes up in 2000. There he finds a socialist utopia: ‘industrial armies’ of workers; credit cards; piped music and centralised distribution of goods. Central planning has eliminated poverty and there is no war. Julian enthusiastically embraces this new world, and readers were inspired to form ‘Bellamy Clubs’ to promote its ideas. Several experimental utopian communities were also inspired by the book, which was one of the biggest sellers of its day.

Full title:
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Published:
estimated 1890, London
Format:
Book
Creator:
Edward Bellamy
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
12629.f.3.

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