A visitor from a utopian republic encounters a group of Americans—including a novelist, a banker, a lawyer, and a minister—at a fashionable summer resort in this 1894 satirical portrait of American life and government by William Dean Howells. A companion novel, Through the Eye of the Needle, would follow in 1907.
About the Author
William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist and critic. He edited the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, where he championed literary realism and advanced the careers of such important American writers as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Henry James. His best known novel is The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).