Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited by Samuel Butler

Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited by Samuel Butler

by Samuel Butler

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Overview

EREWHON AND EREWHON REVISITED include both of Samuel Butler's satirical "lost world" novels, set in the New Zealand-inspired mythical land of Erewhon (from 'Nowhere'). In Erewhon, Butler finds the freedom to ridicule aspects of British Victorian society, including religion, criminal punishment, and industrial society. Butler was one of the first authors to consider the dangers of artificial intelligence, speculating that machines could eventually achieve consciousness through a process analogous to natural selection.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149981199
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 358 KB

About the Author

Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was a British Victorian author, best known for his Utopian satire EREWHON and the posthumous novel THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey which remain in use.

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