Erewhon

Samuel BUTLER (1835 - 1902)

Erewhon, or Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed in which part of the world Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country. Butler meant the title to be read as the word Nowhere backwards, even though the letters "h" and "w" are transposed. It is likely that he did this to protect himself from accusations of being unpatriotic, although Erewhon is obviously a satire of Victorian society. (summary from wikipedia)

Genre(s): Satire, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface calystra
00:12:55
Play 01 Waste Lands calystra
00:11:45
Play 02 In the Wool-Shed calystra
00:08:30
Play 03 Up the River calystra
00:10:24
Play 04 The Saddle calystra
00:15:33
Play 05 The River and the Range calystra
00:14:43
Play 06 Into Erewhon calystra
00:15:30
Play 07 First Impressions calystra
00:13:16
Play 08 In Prison calystra
00:15:17
Play 09 To the Metropolis calystra
00:19:43
Play 10 Current Opinions James Christopher
00:19:21
Play 11 Some Erowhonian Trials Zloot
00:14:32
Play 12 Malcontents Roger Melin
00:18:35
Play 13 The Views of the Erowhonians Concerning Death Ernst Pattynama
00:17:31
Play 14 Mahaina Zloot
00:08:49
Play 15 The Musical Banks Grant Petersen
00:27:19
Play 16 Arowhena Zloot
00:16:35
Play 17 Ydgrun and the Ydgrunites Zloot
00:14:22
Play 18 Birth Formulae Ernst Pattynama
00:11:54
Play 19 The World of the Unborn Zloot
00:16:01
Play 20 What They Mean by It Hannah Dowell
00:17:35
Play 21 The Colleges of Unreason Zloot
00:17:15
Play 22 The Colleges of Unreason - Continued Zloot
00:20:34
Play 23 The Book of the Machines Scott Carpenter
00:12:13
Play 24 The Machines - Continued Scott Carpenter
00:17:08
Play 25 The Machines - Concluded Scott Carpenter
00:23:46
Play 26 The Views of an Erewhonian Prophet Concerning the Rights of Animals Laura Davis
00:16:03
Play 27 The Views of an Erewhonian Philosopher Concerning the Rights of Vegetables Laura Davis
00:16:48
Play 28 Escape Laura Davis
00:20:33
Play 29 Conclusion Laura Davis
00:15:37