Classics

We want to help put New Zealand’s heritage into circulation. The Erewhon Classics series revives significant books and authors in attractive new editions, carefully edited and introduced by experienced scholars. Our aim is to keep these works permanently in print.

We’re a small country and in literary terms a young one. We don’t have a tradition packed with Shakespeares, Dickenses and Eliots. What we do have is more than a century and a half of written culture, with its share of interesting, lively, sometimes brilliant individuals. The national conversation is richer if voices from the first two thirds of its history can still be readily heard.

Erewhon Classics books invite you to expand your acquaintance with our tradition, to explore vivid depictions of our past, and of course to enjoy some exceptional writing. Check out our Book List for current and upcoming titles.