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"[Greek text]"--ARIST. _Pol_.
The Author wishes it to be understood that Erewhon is pronounced as a word of three syllables, all short--thus, E-re-whon.
Having been enabled by the kindness of the public to get through an unusually large edition of "Erewhon" ...
Reviewed by BrianGParker on Sep 21, 2010
Butler was no Swift, but...
Just finished Samuel Butler's "Erewhon", a philosophical satire of Victorian England's society, laws, and religion. He is no Swift, but makes some interesting points in this 186-page book. He is unsettlingly prophetic about machine evolution, bitingly funny on birth and the treatment of children, on the mark on the confusing roles of religion and banking, and unrepentant in ridiculing vegetarianism. Interesting, mostly on target, enjoyable, and still timely after 138 years.
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