The following is a collection of original works that are exclusive to this page. They represent my attempts to provide some direction for understanding Bellamy's work and impact. As you'll read, I don't mind hanging my dirty intellectual laundry for public viewing. By no means are these essays complete - rather, they are beginnings... Your suggestions and comments are most appreciated.
Description of Looking Backward - "Looking Backward portrayed a seemingly contradictory balance between individualism and community."
Impact of Looking Backward - "Bellamy, himself, argued that his utopian fiction must be implemented quickly by the nationalization of railroads, telegraphs, and similar means of movement and control."
Influences on Looking Backward - "Bellamy was inspired by at least three books which appeared before the publishing of Looking Backward."
Jorn Munkner's Utopia, Dystopia, and Myopia in the Late-19th Century - "The iceberg-image, as metaphorically utilized by Edward Bellamy in 1888, had lost its former symbolism, and it became the tertium comparation is of worldly demise and disappearance."