Erewhon and Erewhon Revisted by Samuel Butler (Everyman)


Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1947. J.M. Dent & Sons. Everyman's Library.

Erewhon: In the strange country of Erewhon, sick people are imprisoned while criminals are treated for sickness. Machines are are considered too dangerous to use. And children must choose whether or not to be born. This subtle satire of Victorian society is still as thought-provoking and entertaining as when it was first written.

Erewhon, Revisted: Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon. In the sequel, narrated by his son John. Higgs returns to Erewhon and meets his former lover Yram, who is now the mother of his son George. He discovers that he is now worshipped as "the Sunchild". He finds himself in danger from the villainous Professors Hanky and Panky, who are determined to protect Sunchildism from him