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Erewhon
  • Bandtyp: Storpocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 197409
  • Antal sidor: 272
  • Vikt i gram: 202
  • ISBN10:0140430571
  • ISBN13:9780140430578

Erewhon

(Storpocket)
Beskrivning:

Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults - here crime is treated indulgently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are cruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. Can he survive in a world where morality is turned upside down? Inspired by Samuel Butler's years in colonial New Zealand and by his reading of Darwin's Origin of Species, Erewhon (1872) is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs.

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