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"There is no better book than Looking Backward for understanding the intersecting private and public spheres in Victorian America. This is easily the best edition on the market, thanks to the fine introduction that puts Bellamy in the sweep of utopian writing, the nice selection of contemporary responses, and the excerpts from Bellamy's 'Religion of Solidarity' and Equality." (Richard Fox)
"This edition is set apart from all other editions by Alex MacDonald's excellent introduction and annotations and an excellent selection of related texts." (Lyman Tower Sargent, editor of Utopian Studies)
"This edition is extremely welcome. The introduction is clear and accessible, and both situates the text historically and stresses its continuing relevance. Above all, the additional texts provide supporting material that makes this edition a truly invaluable resource." (Ruth Levitas) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is extremely slow reading but I really like it as a contrast to books like 1984 and Atlas Shrugged because it shows socialism as utopian. Read morePublished 1 day ago by ductduck117
(Read in 2014) When we read stories about the predicted future, we need to take into context the time the author is writing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Michael Kleiner
This book was very popular at the turn of the last century, none of our creature comforts we take for granted was invented yet, so he writes it as technology hasn't changed in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark A. Petry
You don't have to wonder what the author would make of the year 2000 he had so much hope for. While the technological whiz-bang, cleaner environment (by comparison), plentiful food... Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Valentino
Heard about this book first in the intro of 1984 about being one of the most popular utopian books of the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by matt