Erewhon

Erewhon


Introduction by: Peter Mudford

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140430578
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults – here crime is treated indulgently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are cruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. Can he survive in a world where morality is turned upside down? Inspired by Samuel Butler’s years in colonial New Zealand and by his reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species, Erewhon (1872) is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs.
Erewhon

Erewhon

Samuel Butler, Introduction by: Peter Mudford

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