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A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

by Samuel Butler


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On the verge of entering the Anglican clergy, Samuel Butler experienced a sudden change of heart and instead decided to set sail for New Zealand, where he established a sheep farm. Butler chronicles his rocky start as a rancher—and his opinions on a wide variety of current events and controversies—in this engaging series of letters to his family.

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Duke Classics
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