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This book contain collection of 7 Books

1. Samuel Butler: A Sketch, by Henry Festing Jones
2. Erewhon; or Over the Range. [1872. New and revised edn. 1901.]
3. The Way of all Flesh [1903]
4. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement. [1863]
5. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton of Ticino. [1881]
6. The Iliad of Homer, rendered into English prose. [1898]
7. The Odyssey, rendered into English prose [1900]

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Samuel Butler

Author, educated at Shrewsbury and Cambridge, wrote two satirical books, Erewhon (nowhere) [1872], and Erewhon Revisited [1901]. He translated the Iliad and Odyssey in prose, and mooted the theory that the latter was written by a woman. Other works were The Fair Haven, Life and Habit, The Way of all Flesh (a novel) [1903], etc., and some sonnets. He also wrote on the Sonnets of Shakespeare.

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works, including the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, his two best-known works, but also extending to examinations of Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey which remain in use to this day.

His influence on literature came through The Way of All Flesh, which Butler completed in the 1880s but left unpublished in order to protect his family. And yet the novel, “begun in 1870 and not touched after 1885, was so modern when it was published in 1903, that it may be said to have started a new school,” particularly in the use of psychoanalytical modes of thought in fiction.

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