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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1985
Edition: Reprint

Description: 272 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a minor mark on cover where a previous price sticker was.

Publishers Description: 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 Butlers years in colonial New Zealand, and by his reading of Darwins "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

(183071)


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