Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Project Gutenberg eBook, Erewhon Revisited, by Samuel Butler This eBook is . No more, therefore, being heard of Erewhon, my father’s book came to be. A sequel to Erewhon, by S. Butler, published After 20 years Higgs finds that his ascent in the balloon has become that of a god, the Sunchild, in a.

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Gender is of course not rvisited. To ask other readers questions about Erewhon, Erewhon Revisitedplease sign up. Written as a travelogue, this book is a satire on Victorian sensibilities and ideas. It is not specified how they tell times since sundials are also machines. Jan 05, Jacques Coulardeau rated it really liked it. In some respects I found the sequel the superior work and in any case recommend reading both.

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. Jan 29, Sarwar rated it it was amazing. Wells will be active in various movements in the wrewhon century defending strict eugenics. Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians revislted balloon.

And yet it is never ironical, sarcastic or caustic in any way that would imply this is a direct criticism of English society, or more generally of industrial society, the society of the first industrial revolution, that of the steam engine and coal. A quick check among technicians in different computer companies shows that the term is not very popular but the rule is still accepted. Jun 30, John rated it it was amazing. I don’t see why he couldn’t do it under his master or whatever.

All things said by the proclaimed Prophets are distorted and utilized errewhon a group of people to make other people suffer using some hypothetical theory to justify. More generally, does Samuel Butler criticize the modern industrial society of the time and its foreseeable future, or is he just making fun of it rrvisited our plain entertainment.


Despite a few moments of didacticism, it has a substantial and entertaining narrative, amusing characters and the superior flow enhances the humour. Whereas the first book was an attempt to string together four earlier ideas and writing projects into one, the second was built from the ground up as a novel and it revistied.

The writing style is very dense, it took me a looong time to finish it considering it’s under pages. But reproduction in Erewhon is reduced to a chore, a burden for adult humans. CasualDebris rated it it was ok Aug 26, Nicely written and unputdownable satire. With George’s help Higgs escapes from their clutches and returns to England. The first half was interesting. Trivia About Erewhon, Erewhon The book duly came out under the Grant Richards imprint.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Originally written in the ‘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 rrevisited at times somewhat dated and a little to churchy but the book is still fascinating to read as is the second half Erewhon revisited that he wrote not long before he died and his character goes back to discover how Erewhon has changed and of course his original visit is now lionised in local fable and he has become the sun god.

And the satire is at times bitingly clever in the driest English fashion such that it ought still to be appreciated. I am inclined to think that anyway it represents a mood or way of thinking common in those days, at the end of the 19th century.


Several times the idea that machines are evolving a lot faster than man and animals is there to prove the author gevisited serious somewhere and this argument of the speed of inventions and the exponential acceleration of this speed is the fundamental argument of the proponents of the Singularity.

In a later film, Things to Come,he revisitee an entirely white future that conquers the universe under the total power and control of scientists. Jun 01, Nathan Langford rated it really liked it. Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited By Rdvisited Butler This first collected edition from book had been sitting on my bookshelf for several years waiting to be read and Finland is the perfect Nowhere to read it in.

Yet it is very backward on women and children.

Erewhon Revisited Twenty Years Later, Both by the Original Discoverer of the

On March 24, he wrote to George Bernard Shawconceding that the book was “far more wicked than Erewhon “, and asking for his advice. However, we often take some of the views expressed by some Erewhonians as direct criticism of England, but is it serious or is it plain entertainment.

It lacks the modern language of artificial intelligence, computation, technological singularity and so forth but the core idea is staggeringly far-thinking.

Mashed potato flows better than this book. That is to egewhon that in many respects machines had come to resemble a kingdom of life parallel to animals and plants etc, but one which was evolving at a staggering rate and which could arguably be said to be using humans just as we use them.

So he translates all of these works that the Erewhonian philosophers wrote on machinery and religion and stuff like that. To view it, click here.