The Way of All Flesh, 1903 by Samuel Butler, 1944 edition
The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler's satire on Victorian values, was written during the years 1872-1884 and first published in 1903.
This colorfully illustrated 1944 hardcover book is an attractive collectible edition of the novel and will be a welcome addition to the library of any aficionado of Victoriana or collector of classic literature on English society and culture.
It measures 5 3/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and has 429 pages. It is red hardback book with words and design in gold. It is in good vintage condition.
It presents a scathing view of Victorian bourgeois values as the narrative explores the hypocrisy of a clergyman's relatives, the Pontifex family. George Bernard Shaw praised it highly.
Part of the popular tradition of English novelists of 19th century England, Samuel Butler (1835-1902) showed his iconoclastic ideas. (His popular utopian satiric novel, Erewhon, was Illustrated by Andre Durenceau.)