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The Way of All Flesh

Samuel Butler

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37. 37 – Section 37
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40. 40 – Section 40
41. 41 – Section 41
42. 42 – Section 42
43. 43 – Section 43

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Summary

The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents the diminishment of religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.

Reviews

dg

Good story and good reading, though I did find myself not listening at times because all I was hearing was "blah, blah-blah, blah-blah-blah." Meaning, he could have used a LOT less words to tell his story.