The focus of this article is on the question whether pure literature can contribute to education. As a portion of modern literature study in Swedish upper secondary level, novels about the future were examined, especially some, which take a critical position toward modern civilisation. In an experiment using Perspective Text Analysis, a master text has shown the theoretically rooted dimensionality of "futurism" as a socially valid concept. 18 year-olds got the task to write about a novel by using concepts taken from the master structure, of which "public morality" was selected for the analysis. The hypothesis tested was that a novel writer contributes to the edification of a public only if he/she translates some structural dimension in an ongoing civilisation process. To this translation belongs a sense of public morality. The study concludes that when the students' responses were matched against the master structure, only one novel meets the criterion of being educative with respect to futurism. It is Huxley's Brave New World, which contributes to education by mediating an ideology behind a civilisation process with a sense of morality.