Cover of: The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics) | Samuel Butler

The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics)

Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English.

About the Book

I am the enfant terrible of literature and science. If I cannot, and I know I cannot, get the literary and scientific big-wigs to give me a shilling, I can, and I know I can, heave bricks into the middle of them.' With The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler threw a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in 1903, a 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'. With irony, wit and sometimes rancour, he savaged contemporary values and beliefs, turning inside-out the conventional novel of a family's life through several generations.

First Sentence

WHEN I was small boy at the beginning of the century I remember an old man who wore knee-breeches and worsted stockings, and who used to hobble about the street of our village with help of a stick.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7354664M
Internet Archive
wayofallfleshpen00samu
ISBN 10
0140430121
ISBN 13
9780140430127
Library Thing
11895
Goodreads
588709
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