|"Exploring is delightful to
look forward and back upon, but is not comfortable at the time, unless
it be of such an easy nature as not to deserve the name."
-Samuel Butler, Erewhon
|Nottingham, Sam's birthplace|
Butler's most popular work ridicules the societal beliefs and customs of the English people by telling his story from the point of view of a visitor coming to a strange and foreign world. Using wit and satirical farce, Butler criticizes and contrasts Utopic beliefs in a light and amusing manner.
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more information on Butler, "Erewhon", and other important works.
***By the way, don't confuse our Samuel Butler of 1835 with another Samuel Butler (1613-1680), who's not as cool, or as amusing!!!