New PDF release: A Traveler from Altruria

By William Dean Howells

ISBN-10: 1374881023

ISBN-13: 9781374881020

ISBN-10: 1543055346

ISBN-13: 9781543055344

ISBN-10: 1601122144

ISBN-13: 9781601122148

A visitor from Altruria is a Utopian novel by way of William Dean Howells. the radical is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its effects, and of the Gilded Age.

Set through the early Nineties in a trendy summer time hotel someplace at the East Coast of the U.S., the booklet is narrated by means of a Mr Twelvemough, a well-liked writer of sunshine fiction who has been chosen to operate as host to a customer from the far off island of Altruria referred to as Mr Homos. Homos has come the entire strategy to the USA to event first-hand way of life within the nation which prides itself to symbolize democracy and equality, to determine for himself how the primary that "all males are created equivalent" is being practiced.

However, because of Altruria's secluded life little or no is understood approximately that nation, so Twelvemough and his circle of buddies, all of whom are staying on the comparable inn, are extra wanting to research whatever approximately Altruria than to provide an explanation for American lifestyles and associations. To their dismay, it turns into steadily transparent to each person inquisitive about the conversations with Mr Homos—who through the novel turns into much less and no more reluctant to speak about his personal country—that the U.S. is tremendously lagging in the back of Altruria in essentially each element of existence, be it political, cost effective, cultural, or ethical. hence, within the novel the island kingdom of Altruria serves as a foil to the United States, whose electorate, in comparison to Altrurians, seem egocentric, captivated with funds, and emotionally imbalanced. mostly, A traveler from Altruria is a critique of unfettered capitalism and its effects, and of the Gilded Age in particular.

In A traveller from Altruria, Howells recognizes the heritage of Utopian literature by means of having his workforce of proficient characters discuss with eminent representatives of that literary culture equivalent to Campanella (La città del Sole, 1602) and Francis Bacon (New Atlantis, 1623), but additionally to rather fresh authors like Edward Bellamy (Looking Backward, 1888) and William Morris (News from Nowhere, 1890). "With all these imaginary commonwealths to attract upon, from Plato, via extra, Bacon, and Campanella, all the way down to Bellamy and Morris, he has built the shakiest effigy ever made up of previous outfits crammed with straw," says the professor, one in all Homos's dialogue companions, to his fellow americans. "Depend upon it, the fellow is a humbug. he's not an Altrurian at all."

Show description

Read Online or Download A Traveler from Altruria PDF

Similar literature books and fiction novels. _7 books

Get Le Gers au ras des pâquerettes et en quelques toiles (French PDF

Ce pourrait être un consultant touristique, quoique cela puisse donner envie d’y aller, ou encore un advisor gastronomique ou œnologique. Ce pourrait être une examine des traditions locales. On pourrait s’attendre à un précis d’architecture. Pourquoi pas une allusion à d’Artagnan ! C’est un mot d’amour d’un Gersois, d’un Gascon, pour los angeles terre de ses aïeux.

Download e-book for kindle: Collected Friday Stories: Volume 10 by

A laugh brief tales approximately adventures from the perspective of Friday, a truly clever, curious, and decided Scottish Terrier, and associates, Abigail, a 40-pound orange tabby and film viewing spouse, Buster, a Blue Jay and local snoop and gossip, and Godfrey, a well mannered Magpie yet frequently lead off target through his blood brother, Buster

New PDF release: RYUU MAZY (Japanese Edition)

魔族討伐部隊千余名、最後のパーティが魔王べリアルを撃退した。だが帰路で魔王アスタロトに遭遇、人類の希望は壊滅した。 魔族は魔界に退き、尊い犠牲により平和が訪れる。 「カーマイン様、愛しておりますわ! あとそこの女狐、この世から消えなさい」 「魔王はあたしをお選びになるのよ。トカゲ臭い奴は燃やすわ、あんたこそ魔界へ帰りなさい」 「俺はこれからどうすれば良いんだ?」アスタロトの化身、聖騎士カインが魔王カーマインとして降臨する。心は人のままで。 「ひゃはははは、ガキ共さっさと火に飛び込め!」 「教会から明日中に出て行ってもらいます」 「金が無いだ? じゃあ何も売れんよ、さあ帰った帰った」 「ムカツク奴らだ、おら死ね、死ねよ!」 「小僧、俺がお前の生涯に責任を持ってやる。強くなれ」 孤児の年長、明日をも知れぬ少年が正体を知らぬまま魔王に救われた。 魔族という事実を隠し彼の成長を待つ。 人の力を引きあげる為に魔王の庇護を与えられた浮浪児が、人間達から酷いいじめを受け続け死の淵を彷徨う。 彼らは何を想い、どこへ向かうのだろうか。厨二設定をぶっこみましたうひゃひゃひゃひゃひゃ! って笑って読むと良いでしょうイラストはエブリスタのルピアさん!

Lucile ou le Cercle des songes (LITTERATURE FRA) (French - download pdf or read online

Un sexagénaire se retourne sur son passé. À cet âge où l’appel insatiable du lendemain va bientôt perdrede sa strength, où déjà los angeles nostalgie begin à semer le hassle entre rêve et réalité, Anthoine se souvientde ces temps riches de folie, d’imprévu et de tendresse qu’il a partagés avec Lucile. Il reprend le voyagede ces années – leur voyage –, bouscule les souvenirs qui sommeillaient au fond de ses pensées, lesréveille et les ressuscite.

Extra resources for A Traveler from Altruria

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells


by Thomas
4.2

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 23 votes