Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Penguin Classics 1970
0140430571 / 9780140430578
Seller ID RWARE0000033502
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller dis covers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among i ts extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults--here crime is treated indul gently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are c ruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. Can he survive in a world where morality is turned ups ide down? Inspired by Samuel Butler's years in colonial New Zealand and by his reading of Darwin's Origin of Species, Erewhon is a highly original, ir reverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy a nd the unthinking acceptance of beliefs. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.