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Erewhon - The Original Classic Edition

Erewhon - The Original Classic Edition

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Published by Emereo Publishing
Erewhon - The Original Classic Edition, written by Mr Samuel Butler has been published in the English language.


The title is to be read as the word ‘Nowhere’ backwards and is also the name of the country that it is set in. The greater part of the book consists of a description of Erewhon, at a first glance the new found country appears to be a utopia, but it soon becomes clear to Higgs, the main character that is not the case. Higgs sets out on a long endeavour to discover Erewhon and its people. He is guided by Chowbok to uncover this untouched place. Along his journey he meets people and uncovers many different things, Higgs even ends up in jail for some time for being a stranger to these Erewhonians. Erewhon satirizes various aspects of Victorian society which Samuel Butler held a high ranking, including criminal punishment, religion and anthropocentrism.

The beginning of the novel, discovering Erewhon is based on Samuel Butlers own experiences in New Zealand. Where he as a young man worked as a sheep farmer and explored different parts of the South Island. Butler worked on one of New Zealand's biggest sheep station, which is now named "Erewhon" in his honour.


Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh and this Utopian satire Erewhon. Samuel studied at the University of Cambridge in England at the end of his graduation he became a famously known author. He lived till the age of 66 and passed away in 1902. His work and legacy still lives on today.
Erewhon - The Original Classic Edition, written by Mr Samuel Butler has been published in the English language.


The title is to be read as the word ‘Nowhere’ backwards and is also the name of the country that it is set in. The greater part of the book consists of a description of Erewhon, at a first glance the new found country appears to be a utopia, but it soon becomes clear to Higgs, the main character that is not the case. Higgs sets out on a long endeavour to discover Erewhon and its people. He is guided by Chowbok to uncover this untouched place. Along his journey he meets people and uncovers many different things, Higgs even ends up in jail for some time for being a stranger to these Erewhonians. Erewhon satirizes various aspects of Victorian society which Samuel Butler held a high ranking, including criminal punishment, religion and anthropocentrism.

The beginning of the novel, discovering Erewhon is based on Samuel Butlers own experiences in New Zealand. Where he as a young man worked as a sheep farmer and explored different parts of the South Island. Butler worked on one of New Zealand's biggest sheep station, which is now named "Erewhon" in his honour.


Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh and this Utopian satire Erewhon. Samuel studied at the University of Cambridge in England at the end of his graduation he became a famously known author. He lived till the age of 66 and passed away in 1902. His work and legacy still lives on today.

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Published by: Emereo Publishing on Aug 11, 2011
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