Publish date: May 1st 2000
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
A man falls into a deep trance in 1887 inside a vault under his house. The house burns down, but he is unhurt. No one realizes that he is hidden inside the vault, so he lies there in a state of suspended animation for 113 years, at which point he is discovered and reanimated. What he finds is that s...
A utopian political tract, more interesting for its glimpse into 19th-century radical political idealism than its literary qualities.Although largely forgotten today, 'Looking Backward' was apparently a runaway bestseller at the time of its publication, spawning dozens of social clubs devoted to imp...
Oh hey, proto-scifi utopian whatever! Looking Backward was a blockbuster hit in 1887 - according to Wikipedia "the third-largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." This is mystifying because it's basically a boring socialist tract. "Does it then reall...
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You are riding on a coach, you don't know what your destination is but the days are long and overcast, the road rough and pitted. None of this is helped by the unwieldiness of the coach itself, an open topped monstrosity of iron and timber with uncounted passengers jostling for the limited seats, th...
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