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In order to contain his diversified thoughts, he took notes that were published in 1912, in the form of a book ultimately titled The Note-Books of Samuel Butler. Chronologically arranged, the notes are a reflection of the thought processes of one the greatest writers of English Literature.
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Published March 31st 2009 by ReadHowYouWant (first published September 4th 1984)
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Aphoristic, brilliant, ironic. The author of Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh was a keen, and sardonic, reader and observer. Besides skewering pretense and selfishness in all its forms, he offers unusual takes on inantimate objects. Illustrative snippet: "[Such] a tool as a locomotive engine, apparently entirely separated from the body, must still from time to time, as it were, kiss the soil of the human body and be handled, and thus become incorporate with man, if it is to remain in working ord ...more
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For the author of Hudibras, see Samuel Butler.

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works, including the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, his two best-known works, but also extending to examinations of Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history a
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