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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

by Bellamy, Edward


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  • Seller Inventory #: 2098876
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
  • Date published: 1889

Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good. Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. "Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from western Massachusetts, and was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is "one of the most remarkable books ever published in America." It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It influenced a large number of intellectuals, and appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. "It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement." Several "Bellamy Clubs" sprang up all over the United States for discussing and propagating the book's ideas. This political movement came to be known as Nationalism