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Looking Backward: 2000-1887

Looking Backward: 2000-1887

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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy is a novel that takes the reader from the end of the 19th century into an idealistic vision of the 21st century. In many ways Looking Backward is a 19th century romantic novel; yet, on another level the novel is a complex investigation of the possibilities of humanity as the conversations unfold between Julian West, the narrator and time traveler, and Dr. leetee, his 21st century guide and mentor. Through these often Socratic conversations, Bellamy provides the reader with insight into the social problems and ills of the mid-to-late 19th century as well as with a vision of a utopian possibility for the millennium. Description from http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/looking.pdf (Visited on Nov. 20, 2012).

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Keywords

  • Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
  • GITenberg
  • PS
  • Science Fiction
  • Social problems -- Fiction
  • Time travel -- Fiction
  • Two thousand, A.D. -- Fiction
  • Utopian Fiction
  • Utopias -- Fiction

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