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Edward Bellamy - Author

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Books by Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter)

Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter)

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

First published in 1888, "e;Looking Backward: 2000-1887"e; is the highly influential work of utopian science fiction by American journalist Edward Bellamy. In the years following the American Civil War a growth in inequality led to an increase in social and economic turmoil. The rise of ever larger and less competitive firms was causing wages to stagnate and created an appetite amongst the populace for solutions to help mitigate the negative effects of an unrestrained and increasingly plutocratic form of capitalism. This appetite gave rise to a popular new literary genre, the utopian socialist novel, of which "e;Looking Backward"e; is arguably one of the most famous examples of. It is the story of young Julian West who is induced by hypnosis into a deep 113 year sleep. When he awakes in the year 2000 he finds that America has been transformed into a socialist utopia. Upon waking West readily encounters Doctor Leete, who explains to him what has transpired since he has slept. Society through a combination of technological advancement and the nationalization of the productive capacity of the United States has become a world in which people work together in mutual cooperation and harmony. "e;Looking Backward"e; was one of the best-selling novels of the 19th century, one which would inspire a large number of people to promote more socialistic public policies. This edition includes an introduction by Sylvester Baxter.

Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2018

Collected Works of Edward Bellamy

Collected Works of Edward Bellamy

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2018

This meticulously edited Edward Bellamy collection includes novels and short stories from this notable author and journalist, one of the pioneers of the science fiction genre. Novels:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityDr. Heidenhoff's ProcessMiss Ludington's SisterThe Duke of StockbridgeShort Stories:The Blindman's WorldAn Echo of AntietamThe Old Folks' PartyThe Cold SnapTwo Days' Solitary ImprisonmentA Summer Evening's DreamPotts's Painless CureA Love Story ReversedDesertedHooking WatermelonsA Positive RomanceLostWith The Eyes ShutAt Pinney's RanchTo Whom This May Come

EDWARD BELLAMY Ultimate Collection: 20 Dystopian Classics, Sci-Fi Series, Novels & Short Stories

EDWARD BELLAMY Ultimate Collection: 20 Dystopian Classics, Sci-Fi Series, Novels & Short Stories

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2018

This edition contains greatest works from one of pioneers of the science fiction genre, Edward Bellamy, best known for his utopian ideas of the future. Novels:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityDr. Heidenhoff's ProcessMiss Ludington's SisterThe Duke of StockbridgeShort Stories:The Blindman's WorldAn Echo of AntietamThe Old Folks' PartyThe Cold SnapTwo Days' Solitary ImprisonmentA Summer Evening's DreamPotts's Painless CureA Love Story ReversedDesertedHooking WatermelonsA Positive RomanceLostWith The Eyes ShutAt Pinney's RanchTo Whom This May Come

Sci-Fi Boxed Set: 10 Dystopian Novels & SF Classics

Sci-Fi Boxed Set: 10 Dystopian Novels & SF Classics

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2018

This utopian sci-fi boxed set comprises 4 novels and 6 stories from one of the genre's pioneers Edward Bellamy, including classics such as "e;Looking Backward: 2000-1887"e; and "e;Equality"e;. Novels:Looking Backward: 2000-1887EqualityDr. Heidenhoff's ProcessMiss Ludington's SisterShort Stories:The Blindman's WorldThe Cold SnapA Summer Evening's DreamWith The Eyes ShutAt Pinney's RanchTo Whom This May Come

Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Looking Backward is a classic utopian science fiction novel written by the American author Edward Bellamy.The book tells the story of a young American in 1887 who falls asleep and wakes up in the year 2000.Looking Backward, on top of predicting an improved future society, served as a great social commentary of the late 19th century.

Equality

Equality

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Edward Bellamy was an influential American writer and socialist in the late 19th century. This edition of Equality includes a table of contents.

Miss Ludington's Sister

Miss Ludington's Sister

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Edward Bellamy was an influential American writer and socialist in the late 19th century. This edition of Miss Ludington's Sister includes a table of contents.

Echo of Antietam

Echo of Antietam

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, set in the year 2000.... His books include Dr. Heidenhoff's Process (1880), Miss Ludington's Sister (1884), The Duke of Stockbridge (1900), and the utopian novels Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888), and its sequel, Equality (1897).... According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is "e;one of the most remarkable books ever published in America."e; [2] It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.[2] In the book "e;Looking Backward"e; an upper class man from 1887 awakens in 2000 from a hypnotic trance to find himself in a socialist utopia. It influenced a large number of intellectuals, and appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. "e;It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement."e; [3] Several "e;Bellamy Clubs"e; sprang up all over the United States for discussing and propagating the book's ideas. This political movement came to be known as Nationalism.[4] His novel also inspired several utopian communities."e;

Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, set in the year 2000.... His books include Dr. Heidenhoff's Process (1880), Miss Ludington's Sister (1884), The Duke of Stockbridge (1900), and the utopian novels Looking Backward: 2000-1887 (1888), and its sequel, Equality (1897).... According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is "e;one of the most remarkable books ever published in America."e; [2] It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.[2] In the book "e;Looking Backward"e; an upper class man from 1887 awakens in 2000 from a hypnotic trance to find himself in a socialist utopia. It influenced a large number of intellectuals, and appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. "e;It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement."e; [3] Several "e;Bellamy Clubs"e; sprang up all over the United States for discussing and propagating the book's ideas. This political movement came to be known as Nationalism.[4] His novel also inspired several utopian communities."e;

Looking Backward

Looking Backward

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2017

Edward Bellamy's classic look at the future has been translated into over twenty languages and is the most widely read novel of its time. A young Boston gentleman is mysteriously transported from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century -- from a world of war and want to one of peace and plenty. This brilliant vision became the blueprint of utopia that stimulated some of the greatest thinkers of our age.

Miss Ludington's Sister

Miss Ludington's Sister

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2017

Excerpt: "e;By the time Miss Ida Ludington was twenty-five years old she recognised that she had done with happiness, and that the pale pleasures of memory were all which remained to her. It was not so much the mere fact that her youth was past, saddening though that might be, which had so embittered her life, but the peculiarly cruel manner in which it had been taken from her."e;

Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887

Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2017

Edward Bellamy's classic look at the future has been translated into over twenty languages and is the most widely read novel of its time. A young Boston gentleman is mysteriously transported from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century -- from a world of war and want to one of peace and plenty. This brilliant vision became the blueprint of utopia that stimulated some of the greatest thinkers of our age. (Goodreads)

Equality

Equality

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2017

The story takes up immediately after the events of Looking Backward with the main characters from the first novel, Julian West, Doctor Leete, and his daughter Edith. West tells his nightmare of return to the 19th century to Edith, who is sympathetic. West's citizenship in the new America is recognised, and he goes to the bank to obtain his own account, or "e;credit card,"e; from which he can draw his equal share of the national product. He learns that Edith and her mother do not normally wear the long skirts he has seen them in (they had been wearing them so as not to offend his 19th century sensibilities): when Julian tells Edith that he would not be shocked to see them dressed in the modern fashion, Edith immediately runs into the house and comes out dressed in a pants suit. Clothing has revolutionised and is now made of strengthened paper, recycled when dirty, and replaced at very little cost (shoes and dishes are made of variations on the same substance). (Wikipedia)

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2017

The novel concerns a doctor who develops a mechanical method of eradicating painful memories from people's brains so that they can feel good about life again. The protagonist persuades his lover to try the process after she has been seduced by a rival. She is transformed until the protagonist awakes and realises that he has dreamt of the doctor and his process and that his lover has committed suicide. (Wikipedia)

Blindman's World

Blindman's World

Author: Edward Bellamy Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2017

Acclaimed writer Edward Bellamy is best remembered for his utopian novel set in the year 2000, Looking Backward. His short story "e;The Blindman's World"e; spins an intriguing tale of an astronomer whose life changes forever when his powers of observation begin to fade. (Goodreads)