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The way of all flesh. A novel

This novel is largely autobiographical, detailing the familial strife which characterized Butler's life and often figures in his work. Ernest, the novel's hero, has an unhappy schooling and little success in romance; his sadness is exacerbated by his father, Theobald Pontifex, a bullying clergyman. An unfortunate marriage makes a happy adult life appear impossible, until Ernest begins to seek fulfillment in literature, finding meaning in the life of a writer. -Amazon.com.

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  • "Novel about the human spirit and its struggle toward liberty and truth. Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of briging up children and false ideas of respectability."
  • "This novel is largely autobiographical, detailing the familial strife which characterized Butler's life and often figures in his work. Ernest, the novel's hero, has an unhappy schooling and little success in romance; his sadness is exacerbated by his father, Theobald Pontifex, a bullying clergyman. An unfortunate marriage makes a happy adult life appear impossible, until Ernest begins to seek fulfillment in literature, finding meaning in the life of a writer. -Amazon.com."@en
  • ""With wit, irony, and sometimes, rancor, Butler savages the smug values and beliefs of a Victorian family.""
  • "Butler's autobiographical account of a harsh upbringing and troubled adulthood satirizes Victorian hypocrisy in its chronicle of the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex. Along the way, it offers a powerful indictment of 19th-century England's major institutions."@en
  • "The anti-Victorian story of Ernest Pontifex (based upon Samuel Butler himself) and his struggles with British Victorian society and his highly-religious family."@en
  • "Butler's thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in a God-fearing Christian family depicts the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life."
  • ""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 rancor, he savaged contemporary values and beliefs, turning inside-out the conventional novel of a family's life through several generations.The Way of All Flesh tells the story of Ernest Pontifex and his struggles with Victorian mores, his restrictive, highly religious family, and Victorian society itself. Butler is remembered as one of the greatest of the anti-Victorians, whose ideas reflected accurately the new, more liberal society that was to come following the death of England's great Queen, and the beginning of a new era."
  • "Spans four generations of the Pontifex family and the sorrow each finds as they are kept from doing the things that truly make them happy."
  • "The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en
  • "'The Way of All Flesh' 'exploded like a bomb' in Edwardian England. Based on Samuel Butler's own life and published posthumously, it indicts Victorian bourgeois values as personified in five generations of the Pontifex family."@en
  • "A novel tracing the relationship between parents and children through several generations of the Pontifex family, a middle class English family."@en
  • ""Butler's autobiographical account of a harsh upbringing and troubled adulthood satirizes Victorian hypocrisy in its chronicle of the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex. Along the way, it offers a powerful indictment of 19th-century England's major institutions."--Amazon."
  • "The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism."@en
  • "Computer version of Butler's Way of all flesh, plus DOS applications."@en
  • "In the form of a novel, brilliant with wit and irony, the author presents a study of his favourite theme, the relations of parents to children. The idiosyncracy of the Pontifex family is traced from father to son through several generations: old John Pontifex, the village carpenter, George, the domineering publisher, Theobold his son, who is bullied into taking orders and jockeyed into marriage with the smug Christina, and Ernest, their child, who in turn suffers cruelly from the pharisaical tyranny of his father during childhood and schooldays."
  • "This is in part an autobiography of Samuel Butler. It is about loneliness, religion, and beliefs of society."@en
  • "Novel about the human spirit and its struggle toward liberty and truth."
  • "Relationships within the Pontifex family reflect the hypocrisy of middle-class life in Victorian England."@en
  • "Relationships within the Pontifex family reflect the hypocrisy of middle-class life in Victorian England."
  • "Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability."
  • "Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability."@en
  • "A semi-autobiographical novel examines the complex relationships that exist in the Pontifex family as they reflect the hypocrisy of the middle-class life in Victorian England."
  • "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."@en

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  • "The way of all flesh. A novel"@en
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  • "The way of all flesh. [With an introduction by A.J. Hoppé. Edited by R.A. Streatfeild.]"@en
  • "The Way of All Flesh"@en
  • "The Way of All Flesh"
  • "The way of all flesh; introd. by Royal A. Gettmann"@en
  • "The way of all flesh. With an introduction by A.C. Ward. [With a portrait.]"@en
  • "The way of all flesh"@es
  • "The way of all flesh"@en
  • "The way of all flesh"
  • "The way of all flesh With illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book"@en
  • "The way of all flesh ... With an introduction by A. C. Ward"@en
  • "Ainsi va toute chair : trad. de l'anglais par valery larbaud"
  • "The Way of all Flesh ... With an introduction by A.C. Ward"@en
  • "The Way of all flesh : a novel"@en
  • "The Way of all flesh"@en
  • "The Way of all flesh"
  • "Tutti si muore"@it
  • "Tutti si muore"
  • "The Way of All Flesh. [Edited by R. A. Streatfeild.]"@en
  • "Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler"
  • "The Way of All Flesh: Edited by James Cochrane with an Introduction by Richard Hoggart (Penguin Classics)"
  • "Droga człowiecza"@pl
  • "The Way of all Flesh ... With an introduction by A. C. Ward"@en
  • "The way of all flesh with an afterwork by J. Sherwood Weber"
  • "Minden testnek útja"
  • "The way of all flesh. With an afterwork by J. Sherwood Weber"@en
  • "Rou shen zhi dao"
  • "The way of all flesh; end papers and decorations by William Sharp"@en
  • "The wall of all flesh"@en
  • "The way of all flesh : a novel"
  • "The way of all flesh : a novel"@en
  • "The Way of all Flesh, etc"@en
  • "The way of all fleshDSamuel Butler"@en
  • "Ainsi va toute chair. [The Way of all flesh]"
  • "The Way of all flesh : Samuel Butler ; With illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book"@en
  • "肉身之道"
  • "The Way of All Flesh : By Samuel Butler"
  • "Così muore la carne"@it
  • "Così muore la carne"
  • "The way of all flesh : with illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book"
  • "Tüm insanlar gibi"@tr
  • "Way of All Flesh"@en
  • "Way of All Flesh"
  • "[The Way of All Flesh. [Edited by R. A. Streatfeild.]]"
  • "[The Way of All Flesh. [Edited by R. A. Streatfeild.]]"@en
  • "Bannin no michi"@ja
  • "Bannin no michi"
  • "Ainsi va toute chair. Traduit de l'anglais par Valery Larbaud"
  • "The Way of All Flesh. [Edited by R.A. Streatfeild.]"@en
  • "The Way of All Flesh. : [Edited by R.A. Streatfeild]"@en
  • "The way of all flesh. : Introd. by Royal A. Gettman"@en
  • "Alla dödligas väg"@sv
  • "The way of all flesh : with drawings by Donia Nachschen"@en
  • "The way of all Flesh"
  • "The way of all flesh (a modern library e-book)"@en
  • "The way of all flesh : Introd. by A.J.Hoppé"
  • "万人の道"
  • "The way of all flesh. Introduction"
  • "The way of all flesh : Samuel Butler"@en
  • "THE WAY OF ALL FLESH"
  • "Ainsi va toute chair"
  • "The Way of all Flesh"
  • "The way of all flesh : [novel]"
  • "The way of all flesh. Introd. by A.J. Hoppé"@en
  • "[The Way of All Flesh. [Edited by R.A. Streatfeild.]]"@en
  • "Alla dödligas väg : 1-2"
  • "The way of all flesh; with an essay by Bernard Shaw"
  • "Way of all flesh"
  • "Way of all flesh"@en
  • "The Way Of All Flesh"@en
  • "The way of all flesh : With comm. and notes by S.A.Burton"

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