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A Traveler from Altruria (Bedford Series in History and Culture)

ISBN13: 9780312117993
ISBN: 031211799X
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.95
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Published Date:
Pages: 184
Average Goodreads rating: 3.10/5 (57 ratings)

First published in 1894, A Traveler from Altruria tells the story of a foreign visitor who presents the concept of a Utopian society. Howells hoped his novel would allow readers to confront the inconsistencies, imperfections, and injustices of Gilded Age America. Reprinted here as a historical document, the text is supported with a conprehensive introduction, chonology, and questions for consideration.