Erewhon: Over the Range

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Mar 14, 2009 - Fiction
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Samuel Butler's Erewhon, or Over the Range (1872), published anonymously, takes place in an imaginary land where physical illness is considered an offence but lack of morality and criminality are patronized; where machinery is forbidden and students are made to learn senseless languages. Butler used this utopian world to satirize Victorian Society and its hallowed institutions, such as the family and the church.

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User Review  - SashaM - LibraryThing

There is a lot that is still relevant and many point that will make you think. While it may have been written as a study / satire of Victorian life and morals there are may points that will make you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

Samuel Butler’s Erewhon, first published in 1872, is a natural descendant of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia [even down to the title making clear that the land in question doesn’t exist (‘Erewhon’ being an ... Read full review

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