Thank you for shopping The Bookman's on-line store! If you find a title on our site, and wonder if we have it in-stock in our Washington Avenue home, please give us a call at (616) 846-3520. On-line orders will be shipped to your home, office, or gift recipient!

You are here

Back to top

The Way of All Flesh (Paperback)

The Way of All Flesh Cover Image
Call for price and availabiliy. (616) 846-3520.
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


Written between 1873 and 1884 but not published until 1903, a year after Butler's death, his marvelously uninhibited satire savages Victorian bourgeois values as personified by multiple generations of the Pontifex family. A thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in the bosom of a God-fearing Christian family, Butler's scathingly funny depiction of the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life was hailed by George Bernard Shaw as "one of the summits of human achievement." The Way of All Flesh is one of the time-bombs of literature," said V. S. Pritchett. "One thinks of it lying in Samuel Butler's desk for thirty years, waiting to blow up the Victorian family and with it the whole great pillared and balustraded edifice of the Victorian novel." Newly designed and typeset for modern readers by Waking Lion Press.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781434101815
ISBN-10: 1434101819
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
Publication Date: July 30th, 2008
Pages: 464
Language: English