Looking Backward

2000-1887
Product Number: EB00388522
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101640197
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Original Publish Date: Dec 16, 1982

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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Narrator(s): Edward Lewis
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD6379
Released: Jul 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470890209
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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Narrator(s): Edward Lewis
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ISBN: #9781481561228
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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
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Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101213018

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