Books Pre-1950’s and Classics

English Futures Books pre-1950s and Classics

This list was compiled from contributions by members and is arranged in alphabetical order. Additional notes are given in [ ]’s after the reference including a count where members mentioned the book more than once.

Bellamy, Edward (1888), Looking Backward 2000-1887, William Tickner, [A utopian novel that predicted things such as skyscrapers, debit cards, and a device used to hear and view concerts in the home that resembles a modern television.]

Bergson, Henri (1965), Duration and Simultaneity: With reference to Einstein’s theory, Translated by Jacobson, L, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merill (Original work published 1922).

Gebser, Jean (1985), The Ever-Present Origin, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, Translated from the German by Noel Barstad with Algis Mickunas, (Original work published 1949).

Ibn Khaldun (1967), The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, Princeton, Princeton University Press, Translated from the Arabic by Rosenthal, F, (Original work published 1377). [First complete English translation, by Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958.]

Malthus, Thomas Robert (1826), An Essay on the Principle of Population, London, John Murray, Library of Economics and Liberty [Online] available from [First publish date: 1798. Full title: An Essay On The Principle Of Population; or, A View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; With an Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions.]