Erewhon, or Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed in which part of the world Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country. Butler meant the title to be read as the word Nowhere backwards, even though the letters h and w are transposed. It is likely that he did this to protect himself from accusations of being unpatriotic, although Erewhon is obviously a satire of Victorian society.OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
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Review: Erewhon (Erewhon #1)User Review - Kwong - Goodreads
Erewhon is most famous for its satirical commentary on Victorian values, using a utopia to mount criticism of the beliefs and practices that Butler finds ridiculous in his own society. Specifically ... Read full review
Review: Erewhon (Erewhon #1)User Review - Ken Gloeckner - Goodreads
Mixed feelings on this classic satire. The prose are a bit cantankerous and I think that's partly due to the memoir-style first person narrative used here which is not very suited to the content of ... Read full review