Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

After the shopping trip, Edith and Julian return home. Edith asks if Julian would like to hear some music. Thinking that she will sing or play for him, Julian enthusiastically agrees, only to learn that in this new age, music is performed by professionals, those who have acquired the schooling and training for the musical arts. Each room in the household is connected via telephone wires to concert studios throughout the city. Musicians have scheduled hourly performances twenty-four hours a day. The occupants of the household have only to pay a small part of their credit for access to a variety of music twenty-four hours per day. Edith tells Julian that music is available at any time. It is a great solace to the ill or the sleepless, or those working night shifts.

That evening, Julian again has a talk with Dr. Leete...

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