A Traveler from Altruria
by William Dean Howells
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1908
Number of pages: 338
A utopian novel, set during the early 1890s in a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast of the United States. The social differences in America are shown by having the rich of the society staying at a luxurious resort near the farms of workers in a lower class.
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