Erewhon / Edition 1

Erewhon / Edition 1

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by Samuel Butler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1573922048

ISBN-13: 9781573922043

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Prometheus Books

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

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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 is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573922043
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Literary Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

DOVER THRIFT EDITIONS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Note,
Preface to the First Edition,
Preface to the Second Edition,
Preface,
Chapter I - Waste Lands,
Chapter II - In the Wool-Shed,
Chapter III - Up the River,
Chapter IV - The Saddle,
Chapter V - The River and the Range,
Chapter VI - Into Erewhon,
Chapter VII - First Impressions,
Chapter VIII - In Prison,
Chapter IX - To the Metropolis,
Chapter X - Current Opinions,
Chapter XI - Some Erewhonian Trials,
Chapter XII - Malcontents,
Chapter XIII - The Views of the Erewhonians Concerning Death,
Chapter XIV - Mahaina,
Chapter XV - The Musical Banks,
Chapter XVI - Arowhena,
Chapter XVII - Ydgrun and the Ydgrunites,
Chapter XVIII - Birth Formulae,
Chapter XIX - The World of the Unborn,
Chapter XX - What They Mean by It,
Chapter XXI - The Colleges of Unreason,
Chapter XXII - The Colleges of Unreason—(continued),
Chapter XXIII - The Book of the Machines,
Chapter XXIV - The Book of the Machines—(continued),
Chapter XXV - The Book of the Machines—(concluded),
Chapter XXVI - The Views of an Erewhonian Prophet Concerning the Rights of Animals,
Chapter XXVII - The Views of an Erewhonian Philosopher Concerning the Rights of Vegetables,
Chapter XXVIII - Escape,
Chapter XXIX - Conclusion,
DOVER • THRIFT • EDITIONS,

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Erewhon 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is fine, but I ordered a Penguin used copy and did NOT receive a Penguin. It's a great book, but be careful when ordering from individual sellers.