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The Way of All Flesh 2 editions

Cover of: The Way of All Flesh | Samuel Butler
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.

2 editions First published in 1966

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Cover of: The Way of All Flesh
2009, Penguin Group UK
The Way of All Flesh
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics)
August 30, 1966, Penguin Classics
The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics)
in English


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