Book Reviews of Erewhon (Dover Thrift Editions)

Erewhon (Dover Thrift Editions)
Erewhon - Dover Thrift Editions
Author: Samuel Butler
ISBN-13: 9780486420486
ISBN-10: 0486420485
Publication Date: 5/29/2002
Pages: 244
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Erewhon (an anagram for "nowhere") is a faraway land where machinery is forbidden, sickness is a punishable crime, and criminals receive compassionate medical treatment. Butler's brilliant Utopian novel is an entertaining and thought-provoking work, taking aim at such hallowed institutions as family, church, and mechanical progress.
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An intelligent, inventive, and humorous Utopian novel that takes aim at hypocrisy in society.
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Vegetarianism, technological development, religion are all mocked brilliantly by Samuel Butler. A bit philosophical and slow at points.
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Butler's classic utopia/dystopia.