The Way of All Flesh (eBook)

Description


Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Samuel Butler was among the most wide-ranging of the accomplished crew of late Victorian writers to which be belonged -- a forceful controversialist in the debates that surrounded Darwin's theory of evolution, a painter who sometimes exhibited at the Royal Academy, an idiosyncratic critic and a gifted travel writer, and even, in his early years, a highly successful sheep farmer in New Zealand. He was also, as The Way of All Flesh, his deterministic tale of the havoc wrought by genetic inheritance, suggests, one of the great British masters of the novel of ideas.

About the Author


SAMUEL BUTLER (1835-1902), the freethinking iconoclast whom George Bernard Shaw deemed "the greatest English writer of the latter half of the nineteenth century,  also satirized Victorian society in Erewhon (1872) and Erewhon Revisited (1901). His work strongly influenced such writers as Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and James Joyce.

Product Details ISBN-13: 9780679641209
Published: Modern Library, 11/01/2000
Language: en