The Way of All Flesh (Paperback)

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"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.
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About the Author

James Cochrane was educated at Cambridge University, UK. He has worked in publishing since joining Penguin Books UK as an editor in 1961. His previous books include Stipple, Wink and Gusset and the Chambers Dictionary Game Dictionary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140430127
ISBN-10: 0140430121
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 1966
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics