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Published by Dodd, Mead & co. in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby John F. Harris
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p.
Number of Pages304
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Open LibraryOL24940108M

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Samuel Butler, (born Dec. 4, , Langar Rectory, Nottinghamshire, Eng.—died J , London), English novelist, essayist, and critic whose satire Erewhon () foreshadowed the collapse of the Victorian illusion of eternal progress. The Way of All Flesh (), his autobiographical novel, is generally considered his masterpiece.. Butler was the son of the .   Following in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels," the English novelist, essayist, and iconoclast Samuel Butler published "Erewhon" privately in The title is an anagram of "Nowhere," which is the literal translation of the word "Utopia," the title by which Thomas More's work has commonly become known/5(54). Samuel Butler ( ) was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh/5(33). Full text of "Samuel Butler, author of Erewhon; the man and his work" See other formats.

Samuel Butler’s Erewhon () would stand firmly in the latter camp containing those ‘other Victorians’. His anti-utopian novel is part science-fiction, part social commentary, part adventure fantasy, part comic satire. Like many experimental Victorian works of literature, it . Butler handles the opening chapters of the book, from Higgs’s decision to find his fortune overseas to his discovery of the Erewhonians, very capably. The novel seems to be an engaging adventure story, and the struggles that the hero faces as he strives to make his way further inland are genuinely exciting/5(11). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Samuel Butler, Author of Erewhon: The Man and His Work by John F. Harris (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! Additional Physical Format: Online version: Harris, John Frederick. Samuel Butler, author of Erewhon: the man and his work. London, G. Richards, ltd.,

Get this from a library! Samuel Butler, author of Erewhon: the man and his work. [John Frederick Harris]. The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Author of “Erewhon” Erewhon or Over the Range: a Work of Satire and Imagination: A sense of humour keen enough to show a man his own absurdities, as well as those of other people, will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those that are worth committing. Samuel Butler (–), English writer, artist and satirist wrote The Way of All Flesh () and earned the praise of George Bernard Shaw who deemed him "the greatest English writer of the latter half of the nineteenth century" Samuel Butler was born on 4 December at the rectory at Langar, near Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England. His mother Fanny Worsley (–), and his .   He published Erewhon anonymously in , and went on to publish several works attacking contemporary scientific ideas, in particular Darwin's theory of natural selection. Samuel Butler (–) was the son of a : Samuel Butler.