Young West, A Sequel to Edward Bellamy's Celebrated Novel Looking Backward
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Arena Publishing Company
Date Published: 1894
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 39050
283pp. Octavo [20 cm] Pale green cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Yellow bordered pages. Good. The extremities are mildly rubbed, and just a little stained. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, and there is a small abraded area on the front free endpaper, where a brief notation has been rubbed out. "Patent Applied for" sticker on title page. The text block is cracked multiple times. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years. Clareson, Science Fiction in America 1870s-1930s, 674. Wright (III) 4812. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography, 1006. Reginald 12759. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy.
A story told by Julian West's son, in which it is revealed that his father was not able to psychologically adapt to the new social organization. Thomas D. Clareson points out that the main theme here is one of adaptation.