EREWHON, OR OVER THE RANGE
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
The Author wishes it to be understood that Erewhon is pronounced as
a word of three syllables, all short--thus, E-re-whon.
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
Having been enabled by the kindness of the public to get through an
unusually large edition of "Erewhon" in a very short time, I have
taken the opportunity of a second edition to make some necessary
corrections, and to add a few passages where it struck me that they
would be appropriately introduced; the passages are few, and it is
my fixed intention never to touch the work again.
I may perhaps be allowed to say a word or two here in reference to
"The Coming Race," to the success of which book "Erewhon" has been
very generally set down as due. This is a mistake, though a
perfectly natural one. The fact is that "Erewhon" was finished,