History Literature / LookingBackward

16th Jun '16 6:00:18 PM Fireblood
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* AuthorTract: The entire book is essentially Bellamy's explanation of what he felt society should be like, with a minimal plot attached.

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* AuthorTract: The entire book is essentially Bellamy's explanation of what he felt society should be like, with a minimal plot attached.set around it.
16th Jun '16 5:58:29 PM Fireblood
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%%* AuthorTract* AuthorTract: The entire book is essentially Bellamy's explanation of what he felt society should be like, with a minimal plot attached.



* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future. ''Literature/NewsFromNowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a response from a fellow socialist, as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
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* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future. ''Literature/NewsFromNowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a response from a fellow socialist, as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: {{Averted}}. In contrast to most socialist ideologies (Marxism most particularly), Bellamy's socialism was explicitly Christian based on his interpretation of the Bible, which his fictional society reflects. Bellamy and his brother were actually both Baptists ministers.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: {{Averted}}. In contrast to most socialist ideologies (Marxism most particularly), Bellamy's socialism was explicitly Christian based on his interpretation of the Bible, which his fictional society reflects. Bellamy and his brother were actually both Baptists Baptist ministers.



* WhatYearIsThis: Inverted -- Dr. Leete asks Julian what year he fell asleep, which... startles him.

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* WhatYearIsThis: Inverted -- {{Inverted}}. Dr. Leete asks Julian what year he fell asleep, which... startles him.
15th Jun '16 2:55:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* MrExposition: Dr. Leete

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14th Jun '16 7:59:39 PM PaulA
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* MrExposition: Dr. Leete
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Edith Bartlett is the great-grandmother of Edith Leete.]]
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* WhatYearIsThis: Inverted -- Dr. Leete asks Julian what year he fell asleep, which... startles him.
14th Jun '16 7:28:52 PM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a response from a fellow socialist, as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.

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* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future. ''News From Nowhere'' ''Literature/NewsFromNowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a response from a fellow socialist, as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
12th Jan '16 8:29:29 PM Fireblood
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Written by Edward Bellamy in 1888, ''Looking Backward: 2000-1887'' was one of the first real Utopia novels in America. The author's brother Francis Bellamy, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. He also had the same political views (an interesting fact not mentioned in most histories).

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Written by Edward Bellamy in 1888, ''Looking Backward: 2000-1887'' was one of the first real Utopia novels in America. The author's brother Francis Bellamy, Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. He also had the same political views (an interesting fact not mentioned in most histories).



* AllJustADream: Subverted by the ending. West thinks this is what happened when he returns to 1887, but it turns out the return itself, and not the rest of the novel, was a dream.

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* AllJustADream: Subverted {{Subverted}} by the ending. West thinks this is what happened when he returns to 1887, but it turns out the return itself, and not the rest of the novel, was a dream.



* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future.

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* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a response from a fellow socialist, as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: {{Averted}}. In contrast to most socialist ideologies (Marxism most particularly), Bellamy's socialism was explicitly Christian based on his interpretation of the Bible, which his fictional society reflects. Bellamy was in fact a Baptist minister.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: {{Averted}}. In contrast to most socialist ideologies (Marxism most particularly), Bellamy's socialism was explicitly Christian based on his interpretation of the Bible, which his fictional society reflects. Bellamy was in fact a Baptist minister.and his brother were actually both Baptists ministers.



* TheVerse: The world is further explored with the sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.

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* TheVerse: The world is further explored with the sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
21st Nov '15 1:58:10 PM Fireblood
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Written by Edward Bellamy in 1888, ''Looking Backward: 2000-1887'' was one of the first real Utopia novels in America.

The novel is about Julian West, a FishOutOfTemporalWater, who falls asleep in the year 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000, having slept for 113 years, three months and 11 days (a clever palindrome, 113311). When he awakes, he finds his country has undergone a (supposedly) bloodless Socialist revolution. He proceeds to get lectured on how everything works for a majority of the book by the condescending Dr. Leete, who apparently doesn't do anything else. These lectures comprise entire chapters and discuss things like education, jobs, shopping and such in the year 2000, and how obviously better this utopia is than backward 1887.

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Written by Edward Bellamy in 1888, ''Looking Backward: 2000-1887'' was one of the first real Utopia novels in America. The author's brother Francis Bellamy, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. He also had the same political views (an interesting fact not mentioned in most histories).

The novel is about Julian West, a FishOutOfTemporalWater, who falls asleep in the year 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000, having slept for 113 years, three months and 11 days (a clever palindrome, 113311). When he awakes, he finds his country has undergone a (supposedly) bloodless Socialist socialist revolution. He proceeds to get lectured on how everything works for a majority of the book by the condescending Dr. Leete, who apparently doesn't do anything else. These lectures comprise entire chapters and discuss things like education, jobs, shopping and such in the year 2000, and how obviously better this utopia is than backward 1887.



Available online at [[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/624 Project Gutenberg]].

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Available online at [[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/624 Project Gutenberg]].
Gutenberg]]. A sequel, ''Equality'' was published in 1897, fleshing out Bellamy's socialist utopia further with more chapter-length lectures on various subjects. Also [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7303 available online]].



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: {{Averted}}. In contrast to most socialist ideologies (Marxism most particularly), Bellamy's socialism was explicitly Christian based on his interpretation of the Bible, which his fictional society reflects. Bellamy was in fact a Baptist minister.



* TheVerse: Bellamy wrote a sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
* {{Zeerust}}: In 2000, information is carried through a nationwide series of pneumatic tubes.

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* TheVerse: Bellamy wrote a The world is further explored with the sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.
* {{Zeerust}}: In 2000, information is carried through a nationwide series of pneumatic tubes. "Radiotelephone" is used to broadcast music.
10th Jul '15 8:12:33 AM wittylibrarian
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* FollowTheLeader: One of the first 19th Century utopian science-fiction novels. It inspired not only copycat novels and spinoffs, but also a slew of TakeThat response novels by writers doubting the economics and politics of Bellamy's future.
27th Feb '15 5:46:38 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* HilariousInHindsight: In 2000, information is carried through a nationwide series of pneumatic tubes.
** As opposed to a big truck?



* TheVerse: Bellamy wrote a sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead.

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* {{Utopia}}
* TheVerse: Bellamy wrote a sequel, ''Equality'', and various other authors of the time wrote spin-offs. ''News From Nowhere'' by Creator/WilliamMorris was a direct response to ''Looking Backward'', as Morris found it too stiflingly industrial and favored a rural, agrarian setting instead. instead.
* {{Zeerust}}: In 2000, information is carried through a nationwide series of pneumatic tubes.
5th Jan '15 7:24:07 AM gkoch3
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* AllJustADream: Subverted by the ending. West thinks this is what happened when he returns to 1887, but it turns out the return itself, and not the rest of the novel, was a dream.
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