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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Overview
Works: 848 works in 4,691 publications in 11 languages and 78,530 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PR4349.B7, 883.01
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The way of all flesh by Samuel Butler( Book )

724 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 8,409 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 )

162 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,665 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 )

341 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First modern utopian romance
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

61 editions published between 1715 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,405 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 Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 1,820 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 by Samuel Butler( Book )

219 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,526 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 )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This translation is intended to supplement a work entitled "The Authoress of the Odyssey" published in 1897."
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 )

54 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 938 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 849 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 )

52 editions published between 1907 and 1985 in English and held by 699 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 )

95 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 595 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
Alps and sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino (Op. 6) by Samuel Butler( Book )

130 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 553 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
Erewhon revisited : twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his son by Samuel Butler( Book )

70 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 538 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 500 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
The fair haven by Samuel Butler( Book )

57 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 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 )

62 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 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 286 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
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 )

39 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 278 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 family letters of Samuel Butler, 1841-1886 by Samuel Butler( Book )

20 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 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."
Notebooks by Samuel Butler( Book )

29 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Erewhon and Erewhon revisitedErewhon, or, Over the rangeThe IliadErewhonThe 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 handsLife and habitAlps and sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino (Op. 6)The fair haven