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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 790 works in 4,031 publications in 7 languages and 71,912 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Samuel Butler
Way of all flesh by Samuel Butler ( Book )
593 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 11,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability
Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler ( Book )
423 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First modern utopian romance
Erewhon and Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler ( Book )
84 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,405 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
The Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homer ( Book )
38 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey, Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wonderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the "man of twists and turns" meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife's suitors
The Iliad by Homer ( )
30 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 1,896 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 Iliad by Homer ( Book )
22 editions published between 1914 and 1970 in English and held by 1,627 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
Essays on life, art, and science by Samuel Butler ( )
32 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 1,453 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 ( )
65 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Purporting to be the work of the late John Pickard Owen (with a memoir by his brother), this 1873 satire set out to defend Christianity, but was written so subtly, that many readers, critics, and religious alike failed to recognize it as satire at all. While the first edition was written under a pseudonym, Butler revealed his authorship in the second edition, claiming he adopted a pseudonym for Fair Haven so as not to be suspected of satire
Erewhon by Samuel Butler ( Book )
141 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,413 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 Odyssey of Homer by Homer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
The Odyssey by Homer ( )
in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erewhon, o, Over the range by Samuel Butler ( )
in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the strange country of Erewhon, sick people are imprisoned while criminals are treated for sickness. Machines are are considered too dangerous to use. This subtle satire of Victorian society is still as thought-provoking and entertaining as when it was first
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 )
47 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 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 note-books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler ( Book )
91 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edited by Butler's friend and posthumous biographer, Henry Festing Jones, this volume is a compendium of Butler's thoughts, insights, and reflections, gathered over the course of his lifetime. In addition to his descriptions of incidents and conversations from his life, there are Butler's fascinating musings on such subjects as philosophy, music, art, literature, morality, biology, and natural history
Life and habit by Samuel Butler ( Book )
68 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 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
A first year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler ( Book )
52 editions published between 1863 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butler's first book, published in 1863, is a lively compilation of letters that he sent to his family while working as a sheep farmer in New Zealand for several years. Financed and edited into book form by Butler's father, it is a spirited account of Butler's experiences on the frontier. This volume also includes nineteen early essays on such varied topics as Darwin's Origins of Species. The Tempest, English cricketeers, the Italian presthood, and translating Herodotus
Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler ( Book )
67 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only thing of which I am sure is, that the distinction between the organic and inorganic is arbitrary." So writes Samuel Butler is his work of biological philosophy, Unconscious memory, where he presents his theories of the mind through the lens of his criticism of established scientific ideas
The humour of Homer, and other essays by Samuel Butler ( Book )
23 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in English and held by 539 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
Luck, or cunning? : as the main means of organic modification by Samuel Butler ( Book )
64 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Butler's fourth book on his one-sided feud with Darwin wherein he again rejects Darwinism in favor of a neo-Lamarckian evolutionary view. While Butler was growing increasingly self-righteous and resentful over his belief that Darwin was deliberately hiding the truth about evolution, it was to be Butler's last book on the subject
The Shrewsbury edition of the works of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler ( Book )
26 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Butler, Samuel
Butler , Samuele <1835-1902>
Cellarius 1835-1902
Owen, John Pickard.
Owen John Pickard 1835-1902
Samuel Butler
SB, 1835-1902
バトラー, サミュエル
English (2,030)
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Italian (8)
French (7)
German (5)
Japanese (1)
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