Looking Backward

2000-1887
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD6379
Released: Jul 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470890209
Narrator/s: Edward Lewis
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The time is tomorrow. The place: a utopian America. The hero: anyone who has ever longed for escape to a better life. This is the backdrop for Edward Bellamy's prophetic novel about a young Boston gentleman who is mysteriously transported from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century-and from a world of war and want to a world of peace and plenty. Translated into more than twenty languages and the most widely read novel of its time, Bellamy's visionary view of the future offers a blueprint of the "perfect society," a guidebook that stimulated some of the most prominent thinkers of our age. John Dewey, Charles Beard, and Edward Weeks, in separate surveys conducted in 1935, all listed Edward Bellamy's novel as the most influential work written by an American in the preceding fifty years.

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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Genre: Classics

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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Narrator(s): Edward Lewis
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100095877
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481561228
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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Product Number EB00392960
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101213018
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Author(s): Edward Bellamy
Product Number EB00388522
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101640197

Professional reviews

"Here is the sort of intellectual Buck Rogers. In this nearly forgotten classic, a member of the Boston leisure class falls asleep in 1888 and wakes in 2000. Thence follows endless conversations reflecting journalist/fictionalist Edward Bellamy's prescient solutions to the problems of Victorian industrialism. This is less a novel than a dialectic, a quality that Edward Lewis's dry reading emphasizes. He sounds like an academic reading a paper to the Academy. His precise diction and phrasing are important pluses, given the fustian locutions he has to deal with. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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