Letters of an Altrurian Traveller

William Dean Howells

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Before the month was ended, an. Even longer letter went to Cyril, this time from Chicago, where Homos had journeyed to visit the great Columbian Ex position of 1893. This second Letter, likewise never reprinted, is of especial interest to the modern reader. In it is expressed the hope that the United States might eventually evolve toward the Altrurian vision of Classical beauty and Christian brotherhood which almost miraculously had become embodied in the White City on the shores of Lake Michigan. Aristides had always thought of Chicago as merely a sort of ultimate Manhattan, the realized ideal of that lar'geness, loudness and fastness which New York has persuaded the Americans is metro politan. He added: But after seeing the World's Fair City here, I feel as if 'i had caught a glimpse of the glorious capitals which will whiten the hills and shores of the east and the borderless plains of the west, when the New York and the Newer York of today shall seem to all the future Americans as impossible as they would seem to any Altrurian now.