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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Overview
Works: 741 works in 4,258 publications in 15 languages and 73,863 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Study guides  Satire  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Samuel Butler
 
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The way of all flesh : with illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book by Samuel Butler( Book )

691 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 9,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

70 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,638 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
Erewhon : or, Over the range by Samuel Butler( Book )

323 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First modern utopian romance
Erewhon and Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

35 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,432 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 by Samuel Butler( Book )

148 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,383 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 )

20 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
Erewhon; Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

99 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

71 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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
Notebooks by Samuel Butler( Book )

117 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 936 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
Erewhon revisited twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his son by Samuel Butler( Book )

139 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopisk roman
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

32 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 708 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
Life and habit by Samuel Butler( Book )

85 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though his most popular works were novels, the British author Samuel Butler was also deeply engaged in the scientific community of his time. Originally, he was a strong supporter of Darwin''s theory of evolution, but after digging into the research, Butler identified several problems with Darwin''s model. Butler''s objections are laid out in the essays collected in Life and Habit
The humour of Homer, and other essays by Samuel Butler( Book )

25 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 509 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 )

115 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 479 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 )

32 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Luck, or cunning, as the main means of organic modification? An attempt to throw additional light upon Darwin's theory of natural selection by Samuel Butler( Book )

57 editions published between 1886 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler( Book )

57 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 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)
The poetical works of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler( Book )

131 editions published between 1777 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fair haven by Samuel Butler( Book )

40 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The family letters of Samuel Butler, 1841-1886 by Samuel Butler( Book )

10 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 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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Alternative Names
Butler, Samuel

Butler , Samuele <1835-1902>

Cellarius

Cellarius 1835-1902

Owen, John Pickard.

Owen John Pickard 1835-1902

Samjuelis Batleris

Samuel Butler

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Samuel Butler crivain britannique

Samuel Butler (eleberrigilea)

Samuel Butler englischer Schriftsteller, Komponist, Philologe, Maler und Gelehrter

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Samuel Butler (novelist)

Samuel Butler romanschrijver

Samuel Butler scrittore inglese

SB, 1835-1902

Σάμουελ Μπάτλερ Άγγλος συγγραφέας

Батлер, Сэмюел английский писател

Самюел Бътлър

Семюель Батлер

באטלר, סמיואל

סמואל באטלר

ساموئل باتلر نویسنده بریتانیایی

سیموئیل بٹلر

صموئيل بتلر

새뮤얼 버틀러

サミュエル・バトラー

バトラー, サミュエル

塞繆爾巴特勒

Languages
English (2,288)

French (79)

Italian (24)

Spanish (23)

German (19)

Esperanto (6)

Swedish (5)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Romanian (1)

Polish (1)

Latin (1)

Hindi (1)

Finnish (1)

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The IliadErewhon : or, Over the rangeErewhonErewhon; Erewhon revisitedThe 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 handsErewhon revisited twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his sonThe IliadLife and habit