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 BISAC: FIC004000 BIC: FC Released: June 22
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