Through the Eye of the Needle
by William Dean Howells
Number of pages: 193
Utopian Classic! Aristides Homos, Howells's Altrurian protagonist, writes a series of letters home to his friend Cyril. Homos is now located in the densely urban environment of NY, where he confronts the contrasts between America and his own pastoral and agrarian Utopianism in their most extreme forms.
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