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Looking Backward: 2000-1887

Edward Bellamy

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Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The book 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 more than a century later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts) but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000 and, while he was sleeping, the U.S.A. has been transformed into a socialist utopia. This book outlines Bellamy's complex thoughts about improving the future, and is an indictment of industrial capitalism. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:23