Edward Bellamy

Looking Backward 2000-1887

originally published:



  • Johnson Highspot of American Literature(1888)

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bio notes:
born: 3/26/1850
died: 5/22/1898
born as: Edward Bellamy

Bellamy is best known for his Utopian novel Looking Backward. It was the thir largest American bestseller of its time (after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur. His cousin, Francis Bellamy, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance (to promote the sale of American flags).