Samuel Butler


Born
in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
December 04, 1835

Died
June 18, 1902

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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 and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey which remain in use to this day.

See also: Samuel H. Butcher, Anglo-Irish classicist, who also undertook prose translations of Homer's works (in collaboration with Andrew Lang.
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The Way of All Flesh

3.61 avg rating — 8,575 ratings — published 1903 — 849 editions
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Erewhon (Erewhon, #1)

3.31 avg rating — 3,404 ratings — published 1872 — 407 editions
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Erewhon Revisited (Erewhon,...

3.54 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1901 — 128 editions
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Erewhon, Erewhon Revisited

3.46 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1901 — 23 editions
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The Note Books Of Samuel Bu...

3.89 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1912 — 46 editions
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The Authoress of the Odyssey

3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1897 — 28 editions
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Darwin Among The Machines

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1901 — 5 editions
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Unconscious Memory

3.38 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1923 — 55 editions
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Rânduiala firii

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings
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The Way of All Flesh Volume 1

3.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2007
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“Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.”
Samuel Butler

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
Samuel Butler
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“All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income”
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

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