Book :: The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh
By: Samuel Butler
Pages: 320
Published: 1903
Genre(s): England
Literary Fiction
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The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was...

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I really liked this book! I hated some of the characters, not because they were poorly written, but because they were awful people! Well worth a read.

May 20th, 2024

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I have to admit to liking this ...sweet.

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12th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library