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																THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler
	 - Hardcover
			 - Later
			 - 1968
		 - from Masons' Books (SKU: 968)

THE WAY OF ALL FLESH

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THE WAY OF ALL FLESH: Everyman's Library No. 895

by Samuel Butler

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A very attractive copy of this book. Rare in this edition. The jacket is price-clipped otherwise very nice. There are 360 pages. Very clean and excellent binding.

Synopsis

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler is a semi-autobiographical novel that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. The story traces the history of the Pontifex family from the early eighteenth century until about 1880 and focuses, for the most part, on the life of young Ernest Pontifex, the novel’s protagonist. Yet Ernest isn’t born until 1835, in the book’s 17th chapter. Butler uses the first 16 chapters to provide a psychological portrait of the Pontifex family background as a means of allowing readers to understand what factors have gone into forming Ernest’s personality and the longevity of the chains of tradition he must break. Upon publication in 1903, the book seemed very much of its time, an early 20th century groundbreaker alongside the work of Sigmund Freud and Pablo Picasso. The Way of All Flesh seemed to celebrate the end of the Victorian age just as it was decidedly over. But in fact, Butler had written the book decades earlier, between 1873 and 1884, though he deemed it too shocking for publication during his lifetime. As a result, Richard Alexander Streatfeild, a friend of Butler’s, arranged the publication — as the author requested of him — a year after his death. Streatfeild proved to be a good friend indeed as The Way of All Flesh was ranked twelfth on the Modern Library’s list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

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Details

bookseller
Masons' Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
968
Title
THE WAY OF ALL FLESH
Author
Samuel Butler
Illustrator
None
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good-
Quantity available
1
Edition
Later
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dent
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1968
Keywords
Fiction, Classics
Bookseller catalogs
Everyman's Library; Classics;
Size
7.5" X 5"

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About Masons' Books

We specialize in vintage young adult and children's literature. Also nautical, biography and historical books that are part of American and Canadian history. We are located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and have been in the book business for the past 25 years. The books come from a smoke-free environment and are "as described." We make every effort to describe our books accurately. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we offer a complete refund.

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