Edward Bellamy

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Birthday
26, 1850
Birthplace
Chicopee, MA
Death Date
May 22, 1898 (48)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1850
Birthplace
Chicopee, MA
Death Date
May 22, 1898 (48)

About

An American author and prominent socialist, he is best known for his futuristic novel, Looking Backward. His other works include Miss Ludington's Sister (1884) and To Whom This May Come (1888).

Before Fame

He briefly studied law, but pursued a career in journalism, instead. He wrote for both the New York Post and the Springfield Union.

Trivia

He died of tuberculosis at the age of forty-eight.

Family Life

He married Emma Augusta Sanderson in 1882. The couple subsequently became parents to two children.

Associated With

His novel, Looking Backward, sold more copies in the year it was published than did any other American book, with the exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.