By Samuel Butler
In Erewhon, an anagram for "nowhere," ailment is a punishable crime, criminals obtain compassionate scientific remedy, and machines are banned, lest they evolve and take over. initially released in 1872, the proto-steampunk novel Erewhon gained its writer speedy popularity as a satirist. Samuel Butler within the culture of Voltaire and fast in growing Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited, that are well known because the 19th century's most vital works in their kind.
Entertaining and provocative, those books are unsparing of their remedy of the hypocrisies of Victorian society, taking target on the relations, church, and mechanical "progress." George Orwell, no stranger to the depiction of futuristic societies, famous that on the time of Erewhon's writing the writer wanted "imagination of a truly excessive order to determine that equipment can be harmful in addition to useful." Today's readers also will locate the booklet remarkably prescient in its anticipation of destiny sociological traits.
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Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited by Samuel Butler