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

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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