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Butler, Samuel 1835-1902

Works: 976 works in 5,470 publications in 13 languages and 84,630 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Domestic fiction  Satire  Utopian fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Collaborator, Creator, Composer, Other
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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The way of all flesh by Samuel Butler( Book )

820 editions published between 1867 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 12,524 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 )

672 editions published between 1872 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 7,064 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 by Homer( )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and held by 4,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters resistance from the Sirens, Circe the sorceress, the Cyclops, and other dangers, only to find his wife, Penelope, being pursued by various suitors
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

70 editions published between 1898 and 2018 in English and Indonesian and held by 4,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek epic story of war, duty, honor and revenge
Erewhon ; and Erewhon revisited by Samuel Butler( Book )

203 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,522 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
Essays on life, art, and science by Samuel Butler( )

55 editions published between 1904 and 2019 in English and held by 2,162 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
The fair haven by Samuel Butler( )

61 editions published between 1873 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 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
Erewhon, o, Over the range by Samuel Butler( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,757 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 Iliad of Homer ; and, the Odyssey by Homer( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and held by 1,523 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
Life and habit by Samuel Butler( Book )

122 editions published between 1848 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 972 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
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 )

49 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 961 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 )

93 editions published between 1907 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 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
Unconscious memory by Samuel Butler( Book )

91 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 850 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 770 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 )

73 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Erewhon, Butler's hero Higgs had escaped from Erewhon by means of a balloon. In this 1901 sequel, he returns to find that he is now worshipped as a god. Butler himself viewed the novel as being far more wicked than Erewhon, and generations of delighted readers have agreed
CAMBRIDGE PIECES by Samuel Butler( )

14 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection of short sketches and stories offers an accessible introduction to Butler's body of work
Alps and sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino (Op. 6) by Samuel Butler( Book )

120 editions published between 1881 and 2019 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 538 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( )

34 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and held by 535 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 the late Mr. Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection by Samuel Butler( Book )

46 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though today best remembered as a satirist and novelist, British author Samuel Butler was also deeply involved in the scientific debates of his day. In this volume of essays, Butler mounts a compelling alternative theory to the Darwinian model that was starting to gain traction at the time
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The Iliad
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