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The Way of All Flesh

ISBN 10: 0140430121 / 0-14-043012-1
ISBN 13: 9780140430127
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Softcover
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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.
A novel of keen perceptions, THE WAY OF ALL FLESH, as Richard Hoggart remarks in his Introduction, 'blows a refreshing wind of ironic laughter and caricature through some rooms of the mind that had become very musty indeed' and shows the fascinating interplay between art and the raw material of a man's life.


Review:

"If the house caught on fire, the Victorian novel I would rescue from the flames would be not 'Vanity Fair' or 'Bleak House' but Samuel Butler's 'The Way of All Flesh'. It is read, I believe, mostly by the young, bent on making out a case against their elders, but Butler was fifty when he stopped working on it, and no reader much under that age is likely to appreciate the full beauty of its horrors, which are not the horrors of the Gothic novel but of family life."

P. N. Furbank

 

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