Letters of An Altrurian Traveller (1893-94) by Williams Dean Howells
Letters of An Altrurian Traveller (1893-94) by Williams Dean Howells were first published in The Cosmopolitan magazine between 1892 and 1894. This Facsimile Reproduction with an Introduction by Clara M. Kirk and Rudolf Kirk was published in 1961 with several dozen illustrations, ink drawings and photographs.
This First Edition is signed by the introducers.
These letters or essays and the twelve page introduction by the Kirks reveal the penetrating focus of Howells' thought at the pinnacle of his career in the 1890s. His comments on the Altrurian's visit to New York--sometimes caustic, sometimes humorous--as written by "A. Homos" help us understand Howells' interest in socialism about this time and suggest the tie between The Traveller from Altruria and Through the Eye of the Needle, two of Howells' novels.
This copy is in fine condition well kept, strong binding, no tears and no marks except the signatures of the introducers and their comment. There is minor shelf wear and handling. The book measures 5 1/8 inches by 8 5/8 inches by 1/2 inch and has 127 pages.