Erewhon; or, Over the Range

TitleErewhon; or, Over the Range
Year for Search1872
Authors[Butler], [Samuel (1835-1902)
Date Published1872
PublisherTrübner
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, English author, Male author
Annotation

The classic utopian satire. 

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. rev. and corr. London: Trübner, 1872. New rev. ed. London: Grant Richards, 1901. Rpt. as vol. 2 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew. London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Rev. ed. London: De La Mare Press, 1906. New and rev. ed. London: Fifield, 1910. Rpt. with woodcuts by Robert Gibbings and with an Introduction and illustrations by H. Charles Tomlinson. New York: Chesire House, 1931; with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1932; with an Introduction by Aldous Huxley and illustrations by Rockwell Kent. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934; with illustrations by Graham Byfield. [London]: Distributed by Heron Books, [1969]; without the subtitle, with an “Introduction” by Peter Mudford (7-24), a “List of Passages Butler added to the text of the 1872 edition” (261), and “Notes” (263-70). Critical ed. ed. Hans-Peter Breuer and Daniel F. Howard. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1981, which reprints the 1872 edition and includes the later revisions in an appendix. Chapters XXIII-XXV of the 1872 ed. rpt. in Dystopia Utopia Short Stories: An Anthology of New & Classic Tales (London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2016), 57-72. Two parts were originally published as “Darwin Among the Machines.” Signed Cellarius. Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 3.192  (June 13, 1863): 1-2; and “Lucubratio Ebria.” Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 8.847  (July 29, 1865): 2. These two parts are available in The Notebooks of Samuel Butler. Ed. Henry Festing Jones (London: A. C. Fifield, 1912), 42-53. Rpt. (London: Hogarth Press, 1985), 42-53; and in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Ed. R[ichard] A[lexander] Streatfield (London: A. C. Fifield, 1914), 179-94. U. S. ed. (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1915), 179-94. Rpt. as vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 208-20. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Butler also published the related article [“Darwin on the Origin of the Species. A Dialogue”]. Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 3.93 (December 20, 1862): 2. This is also available, together with correspondence that followed, in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Ed. [Richard] A[lexander] Streatfield (London: A. C. Fifield, 1914), 149-78. U. S. ed. (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1915), 149-78. Rpt. as vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 184-207. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. The origin of the chapter “The Book of the Machines” is “The Mechanical Creation.” The Reasoner: A Political and Secular Review (London), no. 833 (July 1, 1865): 30-31, which is rpt. in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 231-37. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Not in the Streatfield ed. An interesting oddity is the translation into Esperanto–Erevono. Trans. by Alec Venture. London: Alec Venture, 1978. The DU-Ho copy of the Esperanto translation includes a lengthy errata sheet. Three chapters were published separately as Book of the Machines. Illus. Corydon Bell. [Cleveland, OH]: Bonnar-Vawter Fanform Company, 1940. There is a sound recording read by Peter Joyce. Brentford, Middlesex, Eng.: Assembled Books, [1996?].

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Author Note

The author (1835-1902) was born in England and lived in New Zealand between 1860 and 1864.

Full Text

1872 [Butler, Samuel] (1835-1902). Erewhon; or, Over the Range. London: Trübner. 2nd ed. rev. and corr. London: Trübner, 1872. New rev. ed. London: Grant Richards, 1901. Rpt. as vol. 2 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew. London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Rev. ed. London: De La Mare Press, 1906. New and rev. ed. London: Fifield, 1910. Rpt. with woodcuts by Robert Gibbings and with an Introduction and illustrations by H. Charles Tomlinson. New York: Chesire House, 1931; with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1932; with an Introduction by Aldous Huxley and illustrations by Rockwell Kent. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934; with illustrations by Graham Byfield. [London]: Distributed by Heron Books, [1969]; without the subtitle, with an “Introduction” by Peter Mudford (7-24), a “List of Passages Butler added to the text of the 1872 edition” (261), and “Notes” (263-70). Critical ed. ed. Hans-Peter Breuer and Daniel F. Howard. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1981, which reprints the 1872 edition and includes the later revisions in an appendix. Chapters XXIII-XXV of the 1872 ed. rpt. in Dystopia Utopia Short Stories: An Anthology of New & Classic Tales (London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2016), 57-72. Two parts were originally published as “Darwin Among the Machines.” Signed Cellarius. Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 3.192  (June 13, 1863): 1-2; and “Lucubratio Ebria.” Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 8.847  (July 29, 1865): 2. These two parts are available in The Notebooks of Samuel Butler. Ed. Henry Festing Jones (London: A. C. Fifield, 1912), 42-53. Rpt. (London: Hogarth Press, 1985), 42-53; and in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Ed. R[ichard] A[lexander] Streatfield (London: A. C. Fifield, 1914), 179-94. U. S. ed. (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1915), 179-94. Rpt. as vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 208-20. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Butler also published the related article [“Darwin on the Origin of the Species. A Dialogue”]. Press (Christchurch, New Zealand) 3.93 (December 20, 1862): 2. This is also available, together with correspondence that followed, in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Ed. [Richard] A[lexander] Streatfield (London: A. C. Fifield, 1914), 149-78. U. S. ed. (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1915), 149-78. Rpt. as vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 184-207. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. The origin of the chapter “The Book of the Machines” is “The Mechanical Creation.” The Reasoner: A Political and Secular Review (London), no. 833 (July 1, 1865): 30-31, which is rpt. in A First Year in Canterbury Settlement and Other Early Essays. Vol. 1 of The Shrewsbury Edition of the Works of Samuel Butler. 20 vols. Ed. Henry Festing Jones and A[ugustus] T[heodore] Bartholomew (London: Jonathan Cape/New York: E. P. Dutton, 1923-26), 231-37. Rpt. New York: AMS Press, 1968. Not in the Streatfield ed. An interesting oddity is the translation into Esperanto–Erevono. Trans. by Alec Venture. London: Alec Venture, 1978. The DU-Ho copy of the Esperanto translation includes a lengthy errata sheet. Three chapters were published separately as Book of the Machines. Illus. Corydon Bell. [Cleveland, OH]: Bonnar-Vawter Fanform Company, 1940. There is a sound recording read by Peter Joyce. Brentford, Middlesex, Eng.: Assembled Books, [1996?]. ATL, DLC, DU-Ho, ICN, L, MoU-St, PSt

The classic utopian satire. See also 1901 Butler. The author was born in England and lived in New Zealand between 1860 and 1864.