Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (unabridged)

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Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000–1887

Read by Adam Sims


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.

  • Running Time: 8 h 10 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-406-2
    Cat. no.:NA0542
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Timothy Brown
    Released:June 22
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