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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementSamuel Butler.
SeriesPenguin popular classics
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22607317M
ISBN 100140621784

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Book Summary Unfortunately, his one and only child, George, reflects the characteristics of his obstinate and humorless mother. Following an apprenticeship, George assumes control of his uncle's London publishing house, which caters to the .   The Way of All Flesh covers six generations of strife in the Pontifex family, and spans a period from to However, the bulk of the story concerns the life of Ernest Pontifex, from about age 5 up to and describes his unsatisfactory relations with his parents, his school, his church, his wife, and his by: 1. The Penguin English Library Edition of The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 'The greater part of every family is always odious; if there are one or two good ones in a very large family, it is as much as can be expected' Written with great humour, irony and honesty, The Way of All Fleshexploded perceptions of the Victorian middle-class family in its radical depiction of Ernest . Free download or read online The Way of All Flesh pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Samuel Butler. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Ernest Pontifex,/5.

Samuel Butleter began to write “The Way of All Flesh” about the year , and was engaged upon it intermittently until It is therefore, to a great extent, contemporaneous with “Life and Habit,” and may be taken as a practical illustration of the theory of heredity embodied in that book. This brilliant satirical novel, tracing the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, has continued in popularity since its original publication in Every generation finds in The Way of All Flesh a reaffirmation of youth's rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents and its admirable will for freedom of personal expression. BookMovement's reading guide includes discussion questions, plot summary, reviews and ratings and suggested discussion questions from our .   "The Way of All Flesh" is a satiric portrait of Butler's own childhood reflecting the worst aspects of Victorian family life: of extreme strictness, embellished godliness, and hypocrisy. It consists of mostly polemic essays in which Butler attacks the world of his childhood growing up in a clergyman's family and expresses his basic philosophy /5(16).

  "The Way Of All Flesh is a fine tonic, and Ambrose Parry a welcome fresh voice." The Way Of All Flesh is planned as the first in a series, and they are off to a flying start, as the novel marries a forensic attention to historical and medical detail with /5(4). Samuel Butleter began to write "The Way of All Flesh" about the year , and was engaged upon it intermittently until It is therefore, to a great extent, contemporaneous with "Life and Habit," and may be taken as a practical illustration of the theory of heredity embodied in that book. The The Way of All Flesh Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Samuel Butler. With The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler threw a subversive brick at the smug face of Victorian domesticity. Published in , 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.”.