Erewhon, Erewhon Revisited

Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon In the sequel, narrated by his son John Higgs returns to Erewhon and meets his former lover Yram, who is now the mother of his son George He discovers that he is now worshipped as the Sunchild He finds himself in danger from the villainous PErewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon In the sequel, narrated by his son John Higgs returns to Erewhon and meets his former lover Yram, who is now the mother of his son George He discovers that he is now worshipped as the Sunchild He finds himself in danger from the villainous Professors Hanky and Panky, who are determined to protect Sunchildism from him With George s help Higgs escapes from their clutches and returns to England.
Erewhon Erewhon Revisited Erewhon set in a thinly disguised New Zealand ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon In the sequel narrated by his son John Higgs returns to Erewhon and mee

  • Title: Erewhon, Erewhon Revisited
  • Author: Samuel Butler
  • ISBN: 9780460008815
  • Page: 271
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “Erewhon, Erewhon Revisited”

    1. Slight spoilersThese two books really need to be considered as one. There's a great deal of religious satire here, plus the author's views on Darwinism (in general Butler agreed with him but was very critical on points) and society in general. Very deftly written, but it does tend to go on and on- think of the book as a series of lectures with a connecting plot thread and you'll get through it better. What really helps these books along is Butler's sense of rather biting humor- Erewhon is in som [...]

    2. Intriguing to see authors from 1880s worried about technology taking control from mankind and many of his points about academic life and education are still valid today.

    3. This work has been transcribed and digitized as “The Project Gutenberg eBook, Erewhon, by Samuel Butler” from the 1910 A. C. Fifield (revised) edition by David Price, email ccx074@coventry, gutenberg/files/1906/, accessed December 31, 2016.Let me first give the author’s recommendation about how to pronounce the title of this bookEFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION“The Author wishes it to be understood that Erewhon is pronounced as a word of three syllables, all short—thus, Ĕ-rĕ-whŏn.”This [...]

    4. An interesting story, although prone to wander into lectures about modern life and philosophy. An interesting insight into the mind of the Victorian Christian colonialist as well.

    5. Erewhon is considered something of a minor classic of Victorian satire and as distinguishing itself by way of some surprisingly prescient science fiction aspects (more than two decades before H.G. Wells’ early work, no less). And although Erewhon Revisited is generally thought inessential, I must say I thought that the two books taken together are more than the sum of their parts. In some respects I found the sequel the superior work and in any case recommend reading both.Having said that, the [...]

    6. Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited By Samuel ButlerThis first collected edition from 1932 book had been sitting on my bookshelf for several years waiting to be read and Finland is the perfect Nowhere to read it in. Originally written in the 1850's Erewhon is Samuel Butlers somewhat strange depiction of a mysterious land he travels to that has done away with machinery and contact with the outside world, his style is at times somewhat dated and a little to churchy but the book is still fascinating to r [...]

    7. Written as a travelogue, this book is a satire on Victorian sensibilities and ideas. I didn't really like it all that much, but I thought the descriptions were okay. I don't understand why the protagonist wanted to go off on his own in the first place, but I assume it had something to do with finding his fortune. I don't see why he couldn't do it under his master or whatever.Then he finds the land of Erewhon. For some reason he wants to go missionary and spread the loving joy of Christianity to [...]

    8. Nicely written and unputdownable satire. The basic theme of the book can be applied throughout the world and across all the religion where we turn simple people into God or God's relative and start commercializing it for our own benefit. All things said by the proclaimed Prophets are distorted and utilized by a group of people to make other people suffer using some hypothetical theory to justify.

    9. This was a good book with a great story. I would have to guess that this is what sci-fi looked like in the late 1800s (which is when it was written). The writing style is very dense, it took me a looong time to finish it considering it's under 400 pages. It's also rather slow at the beginning, but it does tell a good story.

    10. The first half was interesting. The sequel didn't add anything. The author realized it was dragging. "This book has already become longer than I intended, but I will ask the reader to have patience while I tell him briefly of my own visit to the threshold of that strange country of which I fear that he may be already beginning to tire."

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