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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 790 works in 4,627 publications in 11 languages and 80,136 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Epic poetry  Biography  Epic poetry, Greek  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 )
706 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 8,231 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 )
164 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,640 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 )
290 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,255 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 Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )
19 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in English and held by 1,939 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 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 1,803 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 )
232 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
Novel set in New Zealand. -Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon, and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults - here crime is treated indulgently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are cruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. Can he survive in a world where morality is turned upside down? Inspired by Samuel Butler's years in colonial New Zealand, and by his reading of Darwin's Origin of Species , Erewhon (1872) is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs
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 )
59 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and held by 944 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 841 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 )
85 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 837 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 )
89 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 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
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 held by 541 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 496 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 )
87 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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 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 )
58 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 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 )
69 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 370 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)
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 331 libraries worldwide
Notebooks by Samuel Butler( Book )
30 editions published between 1932 and 1979 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Selected essays by Samuel Butler( Book )
17 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 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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controlled identity Cellarius, 1835-1902

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Butler, S. (Samuel), 1835-1902
Butler, Samuel
Butler , Samuele <1835-1902>
Cellarius, 1835-1902
Owen, John Pickard.
Owen John Pickard 1835-1902
Samjuelis Batleris
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Samuel Butler écrivain britannique
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Samuel Butler englischer Schriftsteller, Komponist, Philologe, Maler und Gelehrter
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SB, 1835-1902
Σάμουελ Μπάτλερ Άγγλος συγγραφέας
Батлер С. 1835-1902
Батлер, Сэмюел английский писател
Самюел Бътлър
Семюель Батлер
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באטלר, סמיואל
סמואל באטלר סופר בריטי
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سیموئیل بٹلر
صموئيل بتلر
სამუელ ბატლერი
새뮤얼 버틀러
バトラー, サミュエル
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