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The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics)

by Samuel Butler

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsJames Cochrane (Editor), Richard Hoggart (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7354664M
ISBN 100140430121
ISBN 109780140430127

BookMovement's reading guide includes discussion questions, plot summary, reviews and ratings and suggested discussion questions from our book clubs, editorial reviews, excerpts and more.   "The Way of All Flesh" is a satiric portrait of Butler's own childhood reflecting the worst aspects of Victorian family life: of extreme strictness, embellished godliness, and hypocrisy. It consists of mostly polemic essays in which Butler attacks the world of his childhood growing up in a clergyman's family and expresses his basic philosophy /5(16).

About The Way of All Flesh. Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best novels of all time Samuel Butler was among the most wide-ranging of the accomplished crew of late Victorian writers to which be belonged — a forceful controversialist in the debates that surrounded Darwin’s theory of evolution, a painter who sometimes exhibited at the Royal Academy, an idiosyncratic critic. Written between and and published posthumously in , The Way of All Flesh is regarded by some as the first twentieth-century novel. Samuel Butler's autobiographical account of a harsh More.

The Way of All Flesh was written in spurts during the years It was not published until , the year following its author’s death at the age of sixty-seven. Once in print The Way of All Flesh was pronounced by Bernard Shaw “a great book.” Alive, Samuel Butler had been known, insofar as he was known at all, as a sort of curiosity. Free download or read online The Way of All Flesh pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Samuel Butler. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Ernest Pontifex,/5.


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Written between andit traces four generations of the Pontifex family. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general reaction against Victorianism/5(12).

The Way of All Flesh covers six generations of strife in the Pontifex family, and spans a period from to However, the bulk of the story concerns the life of Ernest Pontifex, from about age 5 up to and describes his unsatisfactory relations with his parents, his /5().

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With The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler threw a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published ina year after Butler’s death, the novel is a thinly disguised account of his own childhood and youth “in the bosom of a Christian family.”.

In the words of Butler’s biographer Peter Raby, The Way of All Flesh was “an uneven, extraordinary and unforgettable book, evoking strong emotions of recognition and horror, and shattering forever the sacred English totem, the idea of the family.” The novel is written in the form of a comic, didactic Bildungsroman.

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