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).
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st May 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1