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The Way of All Flesh : The Penguin English Library - Samuel Butler

The Way of All Flesh

The Penguin English Library


Published: 16th July 2012
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Written with great humour, irony and honesty, The Way of All Flesh exploded perceptions of the Victorian middle-class family in its radical depiction of Ernest Pontifex, a young man who casts off his background and discovers himself.

The awkward but likeable son of a tyrannical clergyman and a priggish mother, and destined to follow his father into the church, Ernest gleefully rejects his parents' respectability, and chooses instead to find his own way in the world.

About the Author

Samuel Butler was born in Nottinghamshire, England in 1835. He wrote such works as his satire Erewhon ("nowhere" rearranged).

ISBN: 9780141199153
ISBN-10: 0141199156
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 16th July 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 19.8
Edition Number: 1