Penguin Classics: Erewhon

Penguin Classics: Erewhon by Samuel Butler
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ISBN
9780140430578
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
272
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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 (1872) is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs.
ISBN:
9780140430578
Publication Date:
01 / 01 / 1971
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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