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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date May 29, 2002
Pages 163
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486420486
ISBN-10 0486420485
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $5.00
Summaries and Reviews
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In a faraway land, a traveler encounters a peculiar, topsy-turvy society in which sickness is a punishable crime and crime is an illness for which criminals receive compassionate medical treatment. The English church is ridiculed as a "musical bank," which deals with a currency nobody believes in but which everyone pretends to value. University instructors teach courses on how to take a long time to say nothing, and machines are banned for fear they will evolve and be the masters of man.
First published in 1872, Erewhon (an anagram for "nowhere") is perhaps the most brilliant example of Utopian novels, taking aim at the humbug, hypocrisy, and absurdities surrounding such hallowed institutions as family, church, mechanical progress, advances in scientific theory, and legal systems.
Intelligent, inventive, and wickedly humorous, the classic novel protests the blind acceptance of ideas and attitudes, an aspect of Samuel Butler's work that made his fiction enduring, entertaining, and thought-provoking. His remarkable prescience in anticipating future sociological trends adds a special relevance for today's readers.



Editions
Hardcover
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from Wildside Pr (October 30, 2008)
9781434475114 | details & prices | 348 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An adventure story/satire criticizing hypocritical mores and institutions of the Victorian Age.
from Indypublish.Com (July 30, 2008)
9781437834055 | details & prices | 200 pages | List price $78.99
About: In this privately published work (1872), written in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, English novelist, essayist, and iconoclast Samuel Butler (1835-1902) describes an imaginary visit to a topsy-turvy country called Erewhon (an anagram of "nowhere"), where it is a punishable offense to be physically ill, but where criminality and immorality are looked kindly upon as treatable diseases.
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
9781404348882 | details & prices | 200 pages | List price $96.99
About: 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.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 10, 2016)
9781530995707 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.44 in. | List price $7.88
About: Erewhon is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 22, 2015)
9781512317923 | details & prices | 150 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.34 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Samuel Butler was a Victorian-era English writer who is well known for the satire Erewhon and for examining Christian orthodoxy and evolutionary thought.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 15, 2015)
9781512230642 | details & prices | 116 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.27 in. | List price $7.49
About: My publisher wishes me to say a few words about the genesis of the work, a revised and enlarged edition of which he is herewith laying before the public.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 10, 2014)
9781502774965 | details & prices | 190 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.43 in. | List price $8.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 24, 2014)
9781500304423 | details & prices | 86 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.20 in. | List price $9.00
About: Erewhon is a novel by Samuel Butler.
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 18, 2014)
9781496174420 | details & prices | 112 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $7.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 24, 2013)
9781484812037 | details & prices | 112 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | 0.49 lbs | List price $7.99
About: EREWHON, OR OVER THE RANGE
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 28, 2012)
9781481829243 | details & prices | 188 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.43 in. | List price $9.95
About: Following in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels," Samuel Butler published "Erewhon" privately in 1872.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 7, 2012)
9781480266575 | details & prices | 180 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.45 in. | List price $14.95
About: EREWHON, OR OVER THE RANGE
from Lightning Source Inc (June 20, 2012)
9781486151455 | details & prices | 90 pages | List price $9.94
About: Erewhon by Samuel Butler - The Original Classic Edition Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 20, 2011)
9781466363052 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.43 in. | List price $6.49
About: Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveler discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon, and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 13, 2011)
9781463716929 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.58 in. | List price $14.99
About: Samuel Butler (1835-1902) used his satirical tale, Erewhon, to promote of his alternative interpretation of the evolution of species, which accorded cells a will and a capacity to shape their environment and to pass acquired habits on to its progeny.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 27, 2011)
9781461053323 | details & prices | 150 pages | 8.00 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $10.99
About: This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known.
from Book Jungle (November 30, 2009)
9781438527871 | details & prices | 212 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres.
from Wildside Pr (October 30, 2008)
9781434475183 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $13.95
About: An adventure story/satire criticizing hypocritical mores and institutions of the Victorian Age.
from Indypublish.Com (July 30, 2008)
9781437833966 | details & prices | 200 pages | List price $72.99
About: Erewhon: or, Over the Range (e-re-whon) is a novel by Samuel Butler which was first published anonymously in 1872.
from Lightning Source Inc (February 28, 2008)
9781603124546 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.95
About: After a series of near-mishaps, a traveler stumbles into a place utterly unknown to him -- only to be jailed: for in this odd place being penniless is tantamount to criminality.
from Tutis Digital Pub (December 31, 2007)
9788184563535 | details & prices | 464 pages | List price $22.18
About: Samuel Butler was a Victorian-era English writer who is well known for the satire Erewhon and for examining Christian orthodoxy and evolutionary thought.
Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 11, 2007)
9781434618306 | details & prices | 252 pages | List price $26.75
About: If the reader will excuse me I will say nothing of my antecedents nor of the circumstances which led me to leave my native country; the narrative would be tedious to him and painful to myself.
from Bibliobazaar (October 11, 2007)
9781434616616 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $24.75
About: If the reader will excuse me I will say nothing of my antecedents nor of the circumstances which led me to leave my native country; the narrative would be tedious to him and painful to myself.
Large print edition from Echo Library (January 31, 2006)
9781846373107 | details & prices | 448 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $25.90
About: This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003)
9781404348899 | details & prices | 200 pages | List price $89.99
About: 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.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dover Pubns (May 29, 2002)
9780486420486 | details & prices | 163 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.00
About: In a faraway land, a traveler encounters a peculiar, topsy-turvy society in which sickness is a punishable crime and crime is an illness for which criminals receive compassionate medical treatment.
Reprint edition from Prometheus Books (April 1, 1998)
9781573922043 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Written in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, English novelist, essayist, and iconoclast Samuel Butler (1835-1902) describes an imaginary visit to a topsy-turvy country called Erewhon (an anagram of "nowhere"), where it is a punishable offense to be physically ill, but where criminality and immorality are looked kindly upon as treatable diseases.
Reprint edition from Wordsworth Editions Ltd (January 1, 1998)
9781853262845 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $3.95
from Penguin Classics (November 1, 1970)
9780140430578 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: 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.
from Airmont Pub Co (June 1, 1970)
9780804901307 | details & prices | List price $1.25
About: In this privately published work (1872), written in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, English novelist, essayist, and iconoclast Samuel Butler (1835-1902) describes an imaginary visit to a topsy-turvy country called Erewhon (an anagram of "nowhere"), where it is a punishable offense to be physically ill, but where criminality and immorality are looked kindly upon as treatable diseases.
With C. S. Lewis | from Macmillan Pub Co 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $8.95
This edition also contains The Visionary Christian: One Hundred Thirty-One Readings from C.S. Lewis
About: More than one hundred selections from Lewis' poetry and fiction show the spiritual themes of his work
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (November 30, 2004)
9781860150067 | details & prices | List price $79.95
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Peter Joyce (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (September 1, 1997)
9781860154324 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $64.95
About: In this privately published work (1872), written in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, English novelist, essayist, and iconoclast Samuel Butler (1835-1902) describes an imaginary visit to a topsy-turvy country called Erewhon (an anagram of "nowhere"), where it is a punishable offense to be physically ill, but where criminality and immorality are looked kindly upon as treatable diseases.

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