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A Traveller from Altruria; Romance (Paperback) Loot Price: R376
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A Traveller from Altruria; Romance (Paperback): William Dean Howells
A Traveller from Altruria; Romance (Paperback): William Dean Howells

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A Traveller from Altruria; Romance (Paperback)

William Dean Howells

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...night," said the Altrurian to me. He added, to the company generally: "I suppose that even in America there are more poor people than there are rich people?" "Well, I don't know about that," I said. "I suppose there are more people independently rich than there are people independently poor." "We will let that formulation of it stand. If it is true, I do not see why the Altrurian system should be considered so very un-American. Then, as to whether there is or ever was really a practical altruism, a civic expression of it, I think it cannot be denied that among the first Christians, those who immediately followed Christ, and might bo supposed to be directly influenced by his life, there was an altruism practiced as radical as that which we have organized into a national polity and a working economy in Altruria." "Ah, but you know," said Mrs. Makely, with the air of advancing a point not to be put aside, "they had to drop that. It was a dead failure. They found that they couldn't make it go at all, among cultivated people, and that, if Christianity was to advance, they would have to give up all that crankish kind of idolatry of the mere letter. At any rate," she went on, with the satisfaction we all feel in getting an opponent into close quarters, "you must confess that there is a much greater play of individuality here." Before the Altrurian could reply, young Camp said: "If you want to see American individuality, the real, simon-pure article, you ought to go down to one of our big factory towns, and look at the mill-hands coming home in droves after a day's work, young girls and old women, boys and men, all fluffed over with cotton, and so dead-tired that they can hardly walk. T...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Dean Howells
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-16851-6
Barcode: 9781231168516
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-16851-X

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