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Way of All Flesh, 1944 (1903) Samuel Butler, Satire on Victorian Values

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The Way of All Flesh, 1944 by Samuel Butler was written during the years 1872-1884 and first published in1903. It is a scathing satire on Victorian  bourgeois values as the narrative explores the hypocrisy of a Victorian clergyman's family, 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.

The novel measures 5 3/4 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and has 429 pages.  It is red in color; words and design in gold. It is in good vintage condition.

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