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Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company, 1945 The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, OH. 1945. Hardcover. Stated First Printing. Tower Books Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Good; white splash stains on spine and front board; light shelfwear to head, tail, and tips. No DJ. Black boards and spine with light green lettering on the spine and front board. Clean interior. Internal hinges are sound. 318 pp 8vo. This book was first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur. It influenced many intellectuals, and appears by title in many socialist writings of the day. "It is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately on its appearance a political mass movement". Bellamy's novel tells the story of a hero figure named Julian West, a young American, who towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up 113 years 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 United States has been transformed into a socialist utopia. The remainder of the book outlines Bellamy's thoughts about improving the future. The major themes include problems associated with capitalism, a proposed socialist solution of a nationalization of all industry, and the use of an "industrial army" to organize production and distribution, as well as how to ensure free cultural production under such conditions. A clean presentable copy.
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- Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- Looking Backward 2000-1887
- Edward Bellamy
- Book condition
- Used - Good
- Jacket condition
- No Jacket
- Quantity available
- 1st Edition
- The World Publishing Company
- Place of Publication
- Cleveland, OH
- Date published
- socialism, capitalism, socialist utopia, Marxism, Edward Bellamy, Julian West, Edith Leete,
- Bookseller catalogs
- Cold War;
- 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
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Our SUMMER SALE is on through May 28, 2021 with 20% discounts on all books in our inventory. Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.
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