I sent him a copy of Erewhon immediately after we had completed.
Did you ever read 'Erewhon,' where the people broke up their machines?
Erewhon Revisited is the book of an old man; and it has much of the beauty so often to be found in such compositions.
I said promptly: “Certainly; Erewhon is quite as good a book as Hudibras.”
He said, “You forget one charm that ‘Erewhon’ had, but which none of your other books can have.”
There is plenty of poetry in the Penguin Island and Erewhon, for example.
When I had written Erewhon people wanted me at once to set to work and write another book like it.
There were no such characters when he was in Erewhon before.
I again rewrote and enlarged it, till it assumed the form in which it appeared in the first edition of “Erewhon.”
I confess that there were few things in Erewhon which shocked me more than this.