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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 830 works in 3,726 publications in 10 languages and 76,020 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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The way of all flesh by Samuel Butler( Book )

380 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 7,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butler's thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in a God-fearing Christian family depicts the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life
Erewhon and Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

114 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Erewhon', Higgs, a young Englishman, wanders into a long-isolated utopia : In 'Erewhon revisited', Higgs's now-grown son sets out to visit Erewhon himself
Erewhon, or, Over the range by Samuel Butler( Book )

204 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First modern utopian romance
The Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homerus( Book )

42 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Homer's account of the Trojan War, and of the story of Odysseus' adventures on his homeward voyage
The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stirring story of the Trojan war and the rage of Achilles. A timeless, powerful poem conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as the tale moves to its terrifying, tragic conclusion
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

23 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This translation is intended to supplement a work entitled "The Authoress of the Odyssey" published in 1897."
Erewhon by Samuel Butler( Book )

98 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) was a Victorian novelist who wrote in many genres. The Way of All Flesh and Erewhon are his most famous novels. Besides fiction Butler also wrote on evolution, Christian orthodoxy, Italian art, literary history and translated the Illiad and The Odyssey. Erewhon is a utopian satire of Victorian England published in 1872. The title is the name of a fictional country and it is also the word nowhere spelled backwards. The beginning of the book deals with the discovery of Erewhon, which is based on Butlers time in New Zealand where he worked on a sheep ranch for four years. The novel satirizes religion, anthropocentrism, and criminal punishment
The authoress of the Odyssey, where and when she wrote, who she was, the use she made of the Iliad, & how the poem grew under her hands by Samuel Butler( Book )

62 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this heterodox but serious study of the Odyssey ... Butler argues that the epic was not only written more than two centuries later than the Iliad, but that the author was a woman, a young Sicilian lady of Trapani"--Back cover
The way of all flesh : with illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book by Samuel Butler( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

36 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the ten year long Trojan war, detailing the destructive quarrel between Paris warrior-hero Achilles and King Agamemnon
The note-books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler( Book )

44 editions published between 1907 and 1985 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British author Samuel Butler is today best remembered for his utopian novel Erewhon. However, Butler had a voracious intellect and wide-ranging interests that were not always reflected in his fiction. This volume reproduces some of the eclectic entries Butler made in his personal journals over a series of years
Life and habit by Samuel Butler( Book )

94 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1878, this is the first book in which Butler attacks Darwinism, and sets out an alternative, neo-Lamarckian theory which explores the role of memory in shaping organisms. Butler initially wrote the book as a tribute and complement to Darwin's theory. Darwin chose to ignore the attack, but Butler continued to challenge the scientific establishment with three additional books
Erewhon revisited : twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his son by Samuel Butler( Book )

61 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Erewhon, Butler's hero Higgs had escaped from Erewhon by means of a balloon. In this 1901 sequel, he returns to find that he is now worshipped as a god. Butler himself viewed the novel as being far more wicked than Erewhon, and generations of delighted readers have agreed
The humour of Homer, and other essays by Samuel Butler( Book )

27 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's incisive and engaging style
Alps and sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino (Op. 6) by Samuel Butler( Book )

99 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1881, this delightful and insightful travelogue takes readers off the beaten track and into the high, remote places of the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, where forgotten masterpieces of sacred art and architecture await discovery
Essays on life, art, and science by Samuel Butler( Book )

39 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published posthumously in 1904, this collection of essays, taken largely from Butler's work published in The Universal Review in 1890, covers a wide range of subject matter reflective of Butler's diverse interests. Included among the essays are Ramblings in Cheapside," Thought and Language," and The Deadlock in Darwinism," which is a summary of Butler's views attacking Darwinism
The fair haven by Samuel Butler( Book )

57 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although educated and trained for a career in the clergy, Samuel Butler began to harbor serious doubts about his vocation and Christian morals in general at an early age. Although he addressed these issues in earnest debate with his colleagues and family members, Butler's confusion only worsened over time. He began to explore his concerns about Victorian-era hypocrisy in writing, penning a series of philosophically minded novels and social satires, The Fair Haven among them
Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler( Book )

55 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about unconscious memory. Discussions include general ignorance on the subject of evolution at the time the "Origin of Species" was published in 1859, how the author came to write "Life and Habit," and the circumstances of its completion, how the author came to write "Evolution, Old and New" (Mr. Darwin's "brief but imperfect" sketch of the opinions of the writers on evolution who had preceded him--The reception which " Evolution, Old and New," met with), the manner in which Mr. Darwin met "Evolution, Old and New", introduction to Professor Hering's Lecture, Professor Ewald Hering "On Memory", introduction to a translation of the chapter upon instinct in Von Hartmann's "Philosophy of the Unconscious", translation of the chapter on "The Unconscious in Instinct," from Von Hartmann's " Philosophy of the Unconscious", remarks upon Von Hartmann's position in regard to instinct, recapitulation and statement of an objection, cycles, and refutation (memory at once a promoter and a disturber of uniformity of action and structure)"--Create. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
God the known and God the unknown by Samuel Butler( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1917, this volume is based on a series of articles published by Butler in the 1870s and revised by him prior to his death. Here Butler sets forth his conception of the divine, as a evolutionary force that encompasses all living things and tends toward ever-greater unity and self-awareness
The family letters of Samuel Butler, 1841-1886 by Samuel Butler( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years from 1841 to 1886, two-thirds of these letters have never appeared in print, they acquire their greatest value in connection with the author's novel, "The way of all flesh."
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