Looking Backward, 1988-1888

Essays on Edward Bellamy
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One hundred years after the publication of Looking Backward, Bellamy remains a controversial figure in American literary and social history. The collection of essays in this volume, commemorating the novel's appearance inattests to his continued : Paperback. One hundred years after the publication of Looking Backward, Bellamy remains a controversial figure in American literary and social history.

The collection of essays in this volume, commemorating the novel's appearance inattests to his continued importance.

Looking Backward, | University of Massachusetts Press Skip to main content. One hundred years after the publication of Looking BackwardBellamy continues to be a controversial figure, as the essays in this volume, commemorating the novel's appearance inattest.

Bellamy () was a cultural critic in the broadest sense of the word, and his work touches on a vast range of concerns. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Chronology / Sylvia E. Bowman --Introduction: The doubled vision of Edward Bellamy / Daphne Patai --The backward look of Bellamy's socialism / Milton Cantor --The text as tactic: "Looking Backward" and the power of the word / Lee Cullen Khanna.

Introduction: The doubled vision of Edward Bellamy / Daphne Patai --The backward look of Bellamy's socialism / Milton Cantor --The text as tactic: Looking backward and the power of the word / Lee Cullen Khanna --Immanence, indeterminance, and the Utopian pun in Looking backward / Jean Pfaelzer --Gender, class, and race in Utopia / Sylvia.

In fact, the book is titled ''Looking Backward'' because the narrator, from the vantage point of the future, looks back on his own time, which is depicted as a garishly ugly era. Debate about. Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward: () is one of the most influential utopian novels in English.

The narrative follows Julian West, who goes to sleep in Boston in and wakes in the year to find that the era of competitive capitalism is long over, replaced by an era of co-operation.

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Looking Backward The book Looking Backward was written by Edward Bellamy and published in the year Bellamy started off his career as a Looking Backward but then married and decided to devote his efforts to writing fiction novels.

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PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. TDestiny Terms in this set (7) What was Bellamy's book about. • Julian West experience falling as sleep and waking up in in a world where cooperation has replaced class strife and cutthroat competition.

While working as a journalist in Springfield, Massachusetts, he began to write novels and later short stories but did not achieve much success until the publication of Looking Backward ().

The hero of this fantasy falls asleep in and awakens in the year to find himself in a humane scientific and socialistic utopia.5/5(1). The Paperback of the Looking Backward, Essays on Edward Bellamy by Daphne Patai, Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congr | at Barnes & Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

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'In looking backward, Edward Bellamy visualises the trend of events from to the year 2, resulting in a completely nationalised and state-controlled existence. In Looking Backward, upper-class fiancé Julian West goes to bed in his fortified underground sleeping chamber (with the helpful application of some new-age mesmerism) in /5(5).

Looking Backward is a novel by Edward Bellamy that was first published in Written: Edward Bellamy’s popular novel, Looking Backwardis frequently cited as one of the most influential books in America between the s and the s.

This novel of social reform was published ina time when Americans were frightened by working class violence and disgusted by the conspicuous consumption of the privileged minority. Of course, I have the advantage of truly "Looking Backward": the yearin which this book takes place, was eighteen years ago.

Bellamy's predictions, therefore, seem utterly implausible and laughably optimistic, although I also offer my opinion that his blueprint for utopia is also horrendously unattractive and restricting/5.

23 quotes from Looking Backward: ‘Human history, like all great movements, was cyclical, and returned to the point of beginning. The idea of i Cited by: Looking Backward, to Note: Sequel: Equality Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Science fiction Subject: Utopias -- Fiction Subject: Social problems -- Fiction audio books by Jane Austen.

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Julian West, the narrator of Looking Backward, was born into an aristocratic family in the late nineteenth century. The gap between the rich and poor was vast and seemingly impossible to remedy through any means.

Like other members of his class, Julian thought himself superior to the toiling masses, and he regarded their frequent strikes with anger and by: A turn to utopian science fiction with Looking Backward, –, published in Januarycaptured the public imagination and catapulted Bellamy to literary fame.

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The full title, Looking Backward: –, reflects the intent of the narrator to explain his past life in capitalist 19th-century America to his imagined 20th-century readers.

He also explains the extraordinary circumstances that led him to go to sleep in and awaken over years later into a world transformed into a socialist utopia. Read Looking Backward From to by author Edward Bellamy, FREE, online.

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FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book #6 in the bestselling Immortal Warriors series!Josiah's twin boys are growing up and coming 4/4(6). Bellamy supported women's suffrage, but he contended that, without economic equality, the vote would not have sufficient impact to give women full citizenship.

According to Daphne Patai in her introduction to the book Looking BackwardBellamy repeatedly emphasized in his. "Looking Backward" is a futuristic novel by Edward Bellamy. It tells the story of Julian West, a young American, who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up one hundred and thirteen years later.Edward Bellamy’s book, Looking Backward, A.

described an America engaged in a second civil war due to concentrated wealth. B. promoted the virtues of economic competition. C. depicted a world presided over by an industrialist-king modeled on J.

P. Morgan. D. accepted the necessity of class divisions in a capitalist economy.Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward ()1 Edward Bellamy was the son of a Baptist minister and raised in western Massachusetts.

After studying law, he entered journalism and eventually moved west, founding the Springfield Daily News in in Illinois. He won some modest success writing fiction, but by far his most successful work was his novel of.