The Traveler from Altruria

TitleThe Traveler from Altruria
Year for Search1894
AuthorsHowells, William Dean (1837-1920)
Date Published1894
PublisherHarper and Bros.
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

This and its sequel (see 1907 Howells) depict first the troubles of the contemporary United States and then an arcadia. Simpler life. Cities gradually disappear. Home and family central to Altrurian life. No money. Christian. Altruria equals altruism.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. ed. David W. Levy. Boston, MA: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1996. Parts, in a different version, were first published as “A Traveller from Altruria.” The Cosmopolitan: a Monthly Illustrated Magazine 14 - 15 (November 1892 - October 1893): 52-58, 251-56, 341-47, 495-500, 633-40, 697-705; 39-46, 249-56, 305-10, 449-56, 635-40, 738-49. This version rpt. in Letters of an Altrurian Traveller (1893-94). Ed. Clara M. Kirk and Rudolf Kirk. Gainesville, FL: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1961. Critical ed. as The Altrurian Romances. Introduction and Notes to the Text by Clara and Rudolf Kirk. Text established by Scott Bennett (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1968), 5-179. An extract from the first story was published in Edward Bellamy’s The New Nation (Boston, MA) 2.48 (November 26, 1892): 701-02.

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, W3,2833

Author Note

(1837-1920)

Full Text

1894 Howells, William Dean (1837-1920). The Traveler from Altruria. New York: Harper and Bros. Rpt. ed. David W. Levy. Boston, MA: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1996. Parts, in a different version, were first published as “A Traveller from Altruria.” The Cosmopolitan: a Monthly Illustrated Magazine 14 - 15 (November 1892 - October 1893): 52-58, 251-56, 341-47, 495-500, 633-40, 697-705; 39-46, 249-56, 305-10, 449-56, 635-40, 738-49. This version rpt. in Letters of an Altrurian Traveller (1893-94). Ed. Clara M. Kirk and Rudolf Kirk. Gainesville, FL: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1961. Critical ed. as The Altrurian Romances. Introduction and Notes to the Text by Clara and Rudolf Kirk. Text established by Scott Bennett (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1968), 5-179. An extract from the first story was published in Edward Bellamy’s The New Nation (Boston, MA) 2.48 (November 26, 1892): 701-02. MoU-St, W3,2833

This and its sequel (see 1907 Howells) depict first the troubles of the contemporary United States and then an arcadia. Simpler life. Cities gradually disappear. Home and family central to Altrurian life. No money. Christian. Altruria equals altruism.