A Traveller From Altruria..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy.
FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. [iv] + 244 pp + 8 pp. publisher's advertisements.
Decorated by title page vignette.
First published in instalments in the Cosmopolitan (New York) in 1892-93, it appeared in book form in both the US and Edinburgh in 1894. This critique of unrestrained capitalism is set on the east coast of the US, where a traveller from the Utopian island of Altruria is visiting to see how American democracy and equality works in practice. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was a US poet, critic and realist novelist who settled in Cambridge, MA.
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