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The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler
The Way of All Flesh
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Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as "one of the summits of human achievement," Butler's autobiographical account of a harsh upbringing and troubled adulthood satirizes Victorian hypocrisy in its chronicle of the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex. Along the way, it offers a powerful indictment of... show more
Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as "one of the summits of human achievement," Butler's autobiographical account of a harsh upbringing and troubled adulthood satirizes Victorian hypocrisy in its chronicle of the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex. Along the way, it offers a powerful indictment of 19th-century England's major institutions.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486434667 (0486434664)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Edward
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Introduction--The Way of all FleshNotes
Edward
Edward rated it
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Introduction--The Way of all FleshNotes
caseyreads
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No offense to Butler, but The Way of All Flesh reads like a watered-down Dickens novel, with less excitement and flash.Ernest is wishy-washy and easily influenced, although by the end he finds himself and is doing work which he enjoys. The whole story is about him trying to understand who he is and ...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
3.0 The Way of All Flesh
I was looking forward to reading this book. I enjoy reading classic literature from little-known authors. However, I was overall disappointed. There were long discourses in the book, where Samuel Butler ranted about things in Victorian life which irritated him. His main ire was directed toward t...
riley
riley rated it
3.0 The Way of All Flesh
This is probably very accurate for its time because even in the late 19th century people were probably this ignorant and stuff (what am I saying? Of course they were, it was the Victorian era). Unfortunately it hasn't dated quite as well as some other satires (Twain for example). There are some p...
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