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 - Cat - Goodreads
For a book with such an acute identity crisis (am I a novel? a satire? a philosophical essay? I JUST CAN'T TELL) it had many strokes of pure genius. Unfortunately I found it hard to get over said ... Read full review
Review: Erewhon (Erewhon #1)User Review - Jenny - Goodreads
This was excruciatingly slow-moving and it was all I could do to finish this book. I think if Butler had actually written the book all at once, instead of as installments in his local newspaper in the 1870's it would have flowed better. Oy! Read full review