‘Erewhon’ Boy – Samuel Butler, Born on 4 December 1835

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Samuel Butler, author of the classic utopian satire, Erewhon (aka Over the Range), was born in Langar in Nottinghamshire on 4 December 1835.

To celebrate the day, here is an extract of a newspaper review of Erewhon, published in 1872, the year in which the novel was anonymously published.

From the same review, we’ve also included a very interesting passage passage from the novel itself, which highlights the bizarre workings of the stock exchange in Erewhon.

historical newspaper report on Samuel Butler

Pall Mall Gazette – Friday 10 May 1872

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historical newspaper report on Samuel Butler

Pall Mall Gazette – Friday 10 May 1872

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000098/18720510/013/0011

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