Erewhon: or, Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. Erewhon satirizes various aspects of Victorian society, including criminal punishment, religion and anthropocentrism. For example, according to Erewhonian law, offenders are treated as if they were ill whilst ill people are looked upon as criminals. Another feature of Erewhon is the absence of machines; this is due to the widely shared perception by the Erewhonians that they are potentially dangerous. As a satirical utopia, Erewhon has sometimes been compared to Gulliver's Travels (1726), a classic novel by Jonathan Swift; the image of utopia in this latter case also bears strong parallels with the self-view of the British Empire at the time. Contents: Erewhon, Or Over The Range Waste Lands In The Wool-Shed Up The River The Saddle The River And The Range Into Erewhon First Impressions In Prison To The Metropolis Current Opinions Some Erewhonian Trials Malcontents The Views Of The Erewhonians Concerning Death Mahaina The Musical Banks Arowhena Ydgrun And The Ydgrunites Birth Formulae The World Of The Unborn What They Mean By It The Colleges Of Unreason The Colleges Of Unreason—Continued The Book Of The Machines The Machines—Continued The Machines—Concluded Concerning The Rights Of Animals Concerning The Rights Of Vegetables Escape Conclusion Einstein Books' edition of "Erewhon" contains supplementary texts: · Excerpts From Erewhon Revisited Twenty Years Later; Ups And Downs Of Fortune—My Father Starts For Erewhon To The Foot Of The Pass Into Erewhon Accosted By Professors Hanky And Panky · A Brief Biography Of Samuel Butler ·A Few Quotes Of Samuel Butler
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Samuel Butler (1835-1902) is best known for his utopian satire Erewhon, his posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, and his translations of Homer. His family background made a career in the Church inevitable, but, while serving a low-income parish in London, he began to question his faith. He lived in New Zealand for five years, and later in life spent time in Italy.
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