The Way of All Flesh (Tantor Unabridged Classics)

3.61 avg rating
( 8,045 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781400169665: The Way of All Flesh (Tantor Unabridged Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. Unique editorial features that help Everyman Paperback Classics stand out from the crowd include: a leading scholar or literary critic's introduction to the text, a biography of the author, a chronology of her or his life and times, a historical selection of criticism, and a concise plot summary. All books published since 1993 have also been completely restyled: all type has been reset, to offer a clarity and ease of reading unique among editions of the classics; a vibrant, full-color cover design now complements these great texts with beautiful contemporary works of art. But the best feature must be Everyman's uniquely low price. Each Everyman title offers these extensive materials at a price that competes with the most inexpensive editions on the market-but Everyman Paperbacks have durable binding, quality paper, and the highest editorial and scholarly standards.

From the Inside Flap:

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 this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780486434667: The Way of All Flesh (Dover Thrift Editions)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0486434664 ISBN 13: 9780486434667
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2004
Softcover

9780141199153: Penguin English Library the Way of All Flesh

Pengui..., 2012
Softcover

9780140430127: The Way of All Flesh (Penguin Classics)

Pengui..., 1966
Softcover

9780679417187: The Way of All Flesh (Everyman's Library Classics Series)

Everym..., 1993
Hardcover

9780375752490: The Way of All Flesh (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

Modern..., 1998
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Samuel Butler
Published by Tantor Media, Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2010. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged edition. Language: English. Brand new. "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. Seller Inventory # AAC9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Butler, Samuel
Published by Tantor Media Inc 10/12/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Tantor Media Inc 10/12/2010, 2010. CD-Audio. Condition: New. The Way of All Flesh. Media. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Samuel Butler
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description MP3 CD. Condition: New. MP3 CD. "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 bric.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 0.118. Seller Inventory # 9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Samuel Butler
Published by Tantor Media, Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2010. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged edition. Language: English. Brand new. "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. Seller Inventory # AAC9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Samuel Butler, Antony Ferguson (narrator)
Published by Tantor Media, Inc. 2010-10-12, Old Saybrook (2010)
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Tantor Media, Inc. 2010-10-12, Old Saybrook, 2010. audio CD. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Butler, Samuel
Published by Tantor Audio
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Tantor Audio. MP3 CD. Condition: New. 1400169666 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781400169665

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Butler, Samuel/ Ferguson, Antony (Narrator)
Published by Tantor Media Inc (2010)
ISBN 10: 1400169666 ISBN 13: 9781400169665
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Tantor Media Inc, 2010. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.25x5.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-1400169666

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds