A Traveler from Altruria

by William Dean Howells

In the early 1890s, at a fashionable summer resort somewhere on the East Coast, Mr. Twelvemough (a popular author of light fiction) plays host to a vistor from the faraway island of Altruria, come to experience first-hand everyday life in the country which prides itself as the spearhead of democracy and equality.

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