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Author: Samuel Butler; Peter Mudford
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1970.
Series: Penguin English library.; Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [New and revised ed. reprinted]View all editions and formats
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Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels. Besides fiction Butler also wrote on evolution, Christian orthodoxy, Italian art, literary history and translated the Illiad and The Odyssey. Erewhon is a utopian satire of Victorian England published in 1872. The title is the name of a fictional country and it is also the word  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Utopian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Butler; Peter Mudford
ISBN: 0140430571 9780140430578
OCLC Number: 126254
Description: [1], 270 pages facsimile, portrait 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin English library.; Penguin classics.
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Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels. Besides fiction Butler also wrote on evolution, Christian orthodoxy, Italian art, literary history and translated the Illiad and The Odyssey. Erewhon is a utopian satire of Victorian England published in 1872. The title is the name of a fictional country and it is also the word nowhere spelled backwards. The beginning of the book deals with the discovery of Erewhon, which is based on Butlers time in New Zealand where he worked on a sheep ranch for four years. The novel satirizes religion, anthropocentrism, and criminal punishment.

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