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Erewhon Revisited Twenty Years Later, Both by the Original Discoverer of the Country and by His Son
I forget when, but not very long after I had published Erewhon in 1872, it occurred to me to ask myself what course events in Erewhon would probably take after Mr. Higgs, as I suppose I may now call him, had made his escape in the balloon with Arowhena. Given a people in the conditions supposed to exist in Erewhon, and given the apparently miraculous ascent of a remarkable stranger into the heavens with an earthly bridewhat would be the effect on the people generally? There was no use in trying to solve this problem before, say, twenty years should have given time for Erewhonian developments to assume something like permanent shape, and in 1892 I was too busy with books now published to be able to attend to Erewhon. It was not till the early winter of 1900, i.e. as nearly as may be thirty years after the date of Higgss escape, that I found time to deal with the question above stated, and to answer it, according to my lights, in the book which I now lay before the public. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 1971
Author: Butler, Samuel
Release Date: Nov 1, 1999
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