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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 770 works in 4,735 publications in 11 languages and 80,440 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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The way of all flesh by Samuel Butler( Book )

749 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 8,349 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 or Over the range by Samuel Butler( Book )

584 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,057 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
Erewhon and Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

167 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,627 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 by Homer( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in English and held by 1,937 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 by Homer( Book )

28 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and yet Odysseus, hero of the war and king of Ithaca, has yet to return home. To the kind Phaeacians, upon whose island Odysseus has been shipwrecked, he recounts his wanderings, the torments and trials of the decade past
The Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

45 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 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 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 )

61 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and held by 945 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 )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability
The note-books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler( Book )

84 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 839 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 )

103 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bateson claimed at the Darwin Centenary in 1909 that Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was 'the most brilliant and by far the most interesting of Darwin's opponents, whose works are at length emerging from oblivion.' Best remembered today as the author of the novels Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh, he also wrote on a range of subjects from translations of Homer to studies of evolutionary thought. In his Life and Habit (published in 1878) Butler contended that much of inheritance was based on habit making a feature ingrained, to the extent that it could pass between generations. However, he strongly contests Darwin's views on natural selection, and supports those of Lamarck - who he felt was unjustly overlooked in the scientific rush to acclaim Darwin - and of St George Mivart, whose On the Genesis of Species, published in 1871, was another blast against natural selection by a disenchanted Darwinist
Erewhon revisited : twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his son by Samuel Butler( Book )

71 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopisk roman
The humour of Homer, and other essays by Samuel Butler( Book )

26 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 499 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 )

89 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized as a top-notch scholar with widely-ranging interests and an encyclopedic knowledge of an array of academic disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to late nineteenth-century research in a number of fields. This volume collects some of his most important lectures and essays, a number of which have since been enshrined as important early works in disciplines as diverse as microbiology and the philosophy of language
The fair haven by Samuel Butler( Book )

59 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler( Book )

70 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 370 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
Luck or cunning as the main means of organic modification? : an attempt to throw additional light upon the late Mr. Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection by Samuel Butler( Book )

61 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though today best remembered as a satirist and novelist, British author Samuel Butler was also deeply involved in the scientific debates of his day. In this volume of essays, Butler mounts a compelling alternative theory to the Darwinian model that was starting to gain traction at the time
Evolution, old and new, or, The theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, as compared with that of Charles Darwin by Samuel Butler( Book )

43 editions published between 1890 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebooks by Samuel Butler( Book )

30 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays by Samuel Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcribed by R.N. Robinson from the Traveller's Library Edition (Jonathan Cape 1927) this edition of Butler's Selected Essays contains a sketch of his life by Henry Festing Jones. Butler (1835-1902) contributed numerous articles and letters to various periodicals, some of which are reprinted here
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Erewhon or Over the rangeErewhon and Erewhon revisitedThe OdysseyThe 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 handsThe note-books of Samuel ButlerLife and habitEssays on life, art, and scienceThe fair havenSelected essays