Nelson, R. Faraday
THEN BEGGARS COULD RIDE
Then Beggars Could Ride, by R. Faraday Nelson. For most of his life, Newton McClintok had lived in the American flapper era. He could have lived his life in any time or place he chose - or at least, an almost perfect replica of it. But for him, life in this dream world brought only discontentment. After an unsuccessful suicide attempt, he embarked on a journey through the ages to find his own special Utopia - only to discover that the journey never ends.