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Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digireads.Com
Publication date January 31, 2013
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781420947663
ISBN-10 1420947664
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $10.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: One of Samuel Butler's most famous works, "Erewhon" is the story of a fictional country in which Butler satirizes the Victorian society of the time in which he lived. An anagram of the word "nowhere," "Erewhon" upon first impression appears to be a utopian society. However as the country is further detailed is becomes apparent that this is clearly not the case. The titular setting of the novel is loosely based on Butler's experiences as a young man working as a sheep farmer in New Zealand. The sequel, "Erewhon Revisited," was published twenty-nine years after the original. In it we discover the identity of the unnamed protagonist of the first book, who returns to "Erewhon" and upon meeting his former lover Yram, discovers that he has fathered a child with her and that now the people of Erewhon worship him as a type of deity. Along with Butler's semi-autobiographical work "The Way of All Flesh" these works are among his most highly regarded, satires in the vein of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver Travels."

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780460008815
 
from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (February 1, 1959)
9780460008815 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: The nineteenth-century English philosopher satirizes the hypocraisy of his own society through sketches depicting an imaginary world
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486796376 Book cover for 9781417902293 Book cover for 9781420947663
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 19, 2015); titled "Erewhon & Erewhon Revisited"
9781517416966 | details & prices | 470 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.06 in. | List price $16.50
from Dover Pubns (June 17, 2015)
9780486796376 | details & prices | 382 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $5.50
About: In Erewhon, an anagram for "nowhere," sickness is a punishable crime, criminals receive compassionate medical treatment, and machines are banned, lest they evolve and take over.
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from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2013)
9781420947663 | details & prices | 254 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $10.99
About: One of Samuel Butler's most famous works, "Erewhon" is the story of a fictional country in which Butler satirizes the Victorian society of the time in which he lived.
With Lewis Mumford (other contributor) | from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005)
9781417902293 | details & prices | 656 pages | List price $48.95
About: 1927.

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