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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 950 works in 5,052 publications in 13 languages and 81,104 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Domestic fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Utopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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The way of all flesh by Samuel Butler( Book )

777 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 12,034 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 )

599 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,874 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 )

178 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,464 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 by Homer( Book )

67 editions published between 1898 and 2018 in English and Indonesian and held by 4,458 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( )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
Essays on life, art, and science by Samuel Butler( )

43 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,916 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
Erewhon, o, Over the range by Samuel Butler( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,764 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 fair haven by Samuel Butler( )

51 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,614 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, several of which would not see publication until after Butler's death in 1902
The Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homère( Book )

30 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 1,410 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 )

46 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 942 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 )

85 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 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 )

106 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 858 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
Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler( Book )

79 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 792 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 way of all flesh : with illus. of the author, his environment and the setting of the book by Samuel Butler( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire leveled chiefly at certain methods of bring up children and false ideas of respectability
Erewhon revisited : twenty years later, both by the original discoverer of the country and by his son by Samuel Butler( Book )

63 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 513 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
God the known and God the unknown by Samuel Butler( )

28 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 507 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
Cambridge pieces by Samuel Butler( )

9 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay is believed to be the first composition by Samuel Butler that appeared in print. It was published in the first number of the EAGLE, a magazine written and edited by members of St. John's College, Cambridge, in the Lent Term, 1858, when Butler was in his fourth and last year of residence
Luck, or cunning : as the main means of organic modification? : an attempt to throw additional light upon Darwin's theory of natural selection by Sam[üel] Butler( Book )

44 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and held by 459 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
Alps & sanctuaries of Piedmont & the canton Ticino by Samuel Butler( Book )

68 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino / Samuel Butler
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The Iliad
Erewhon , or, Over the rangeErewhon and Erewhon revisitedThe IliadThe OdysseyEssays on life, art, and scienceThe fair havenThe 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 Butler
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