Looking Backward: 2000–1887

★★★☆☆

Review:

This is a utopian novel about time travel. Imagine H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine, only the guy wakes up in a future where all economic and social problems have been resolved by social cooperation (a form of socialism) and there is a beautiful lady living in his house with her friendly dad. As a novel, it’s fairly predictable and not exactly thrilling. The bulk of it is a description of all the great modern solutions to the problems the narrator remembers from his 19th century life. Nonetheless, it is certainly historically significant and pretty interesting as a reflection of late 19th-century idealism.

★★★☆☆
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