Looking Backward


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Looking Backward

Julian West awakens more than a century later to enjoy a new life in the Boston of A.D. 2000. [Am. Lit.: Looking Backward in Magill I, 520]
References in classic literature ?
So, resolving to take no further action, they went away, and looking backward had the satisfaction to see the Bellamy compelled to sell his own book.
And all the time she was looking backward to the day, seemingly so long ago, when she sat on the box seat for the first time, her legs dangling in the air, too short to reach the footboard.
The girl pulled the hood of a cloak she wore, over her head and over her face, and, looking backward so that the front folds of this hood were turned down the river, kept the boat in that direction going before the tide.
They came together in a little knot, where they stood looking backward, as though in expectation of the coming of others of their tribe.
Over these we climbed, looking backward at the forest which had become a sea of flame that swept eastward before a rising wind.
She hurried down to the lawn, staggering as she ran--stopped, and looked back at the house--hastened onward toward the trees--stopped again, looking backward and forward, uncertain which way to turn next--and then advanced once more.
The light footstep moved about the kitchen, followed by the sound of the sweeping brush, hardly making so much noise as the lightest breeze that chases the autumn leaves along the dusty path; and Adam's imagination saw a dimpled face, with dark bright eyes and roguish smiles looking backward at this brush, and a rounded figure just leaning a little to clasp the handle.
Clara stopped at the doorway, looking backward and forward distrustfully between the husband and wife.
In looking backward they may find that several things which were not the charm have more reality to this groping memory than the charm itself which embalmed them.
We should always be in a constant state of reconciliation--of the new with the traditional and of simultaneously looking backward and forward.
Australia: the unhappy country, or, a tale of two nations; two new Britannias: modernism and modernity across the antipodes; nationals and nationalism: Australia and New Zealand; Australia and New Zealand: looking backward, looking forward and the parting of ways; Australian settlements; elegies of Australian communism; revisioning labor?
Try not to evaluate your investments by looking backward, at how much they've grown or shrunk.