The way of all flesh

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Samuel Butler (4th December 1835 - 18th June 1902) had both a father and grandfather in the church and was being groomed by his father to be a priest. However, after a first at Cambridge, he decided he wanted to be an artist. His father could not and would not consider such a thing and by mutual consent Samuel went to New Zealand to be a sheep farmer. Here he started writing which he continued on his return to London as well as taking up painting. Whilst he did have several paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy, his talent undoubtably was in his writing but the extent of which was only really apparent after his death. This was due entirely to his great work, "The Way of All Flesh" published the year after he died to tumultuous acclaim which is well illustrated by George Bernard Shaw describing it as "one of the summits of human achievement. " "The Way of All Flesh" is a thinly disguised autobiographical account of his own harsh Christian upbringing as it traces the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex and his family. Along the way, it satires Victorian values and beliefs and with brilliant wit and irony offers a powerful indictment of most 19th-century institutions in England. Each generation has found that despite the book savaging Victorian hypocrisy, it still speaks to every era as ultimately the theme of young people growing up wanting a greater degree of personal freedom than their parents is very much alive and kicking in most families around the world.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780375752490
9781596258969
9781483069791
9780486114552
9781609770631
9781780009001
9781400199662
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID be45e9b7-8aa7-3997-b05b-c9136bed7b11
full_title way of all flesh
author butler samuel
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-09-15 01:56:35AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Case, David., Durenceau, André, 1904-1985,, Ferguson, Antony.
author Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902.
author2-role Case, David.|Narrator, Durenceau, André,1904-1985,illustrator., Ferguson, Antony.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Butler, Samuel
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Fiction
display_description Samuel Butler (4th December 1835 - 18th June 1902) had both a father and grandfather in the church and was being groomed by his father to be a priest. However, after a first at Cambridge, he decided he wanted to be an artist. His father could not and would not consider such a thing and by mutual consent Samuel went to New Zealand to be a sheep farmer. Here he started writing which he continued on his return to London as well as taking up painting. Whilst he did have several paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy, his talent undoubtably was in his writing but the extent of which was only really apparent after his death. This was due entirely to his great work, "The Way of All Flesh" published the year after he died to tumultuous acclaim which is well illustrated by George Bernard Shaw describing it as "one of the summits of human achievement. " "The Way of All Flesh" is a thinly disguised autobiographical account of his own harsh Christian upbringing as it traces the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex and his family. Along the way, it satires Victorian values and beliefs and with brilliant wit and irony offers a powerful indictment of most 19th-century institutions in England. Each generation has found that despite the book savaging Victorian hypocrisy, it still speaks to every era as ultimately the theme of young people growing up wanting a greater degree of personal freedom than their parents is very much alive and kicking in most families around the world.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id be45e9b7-8aa7-3997-b05b-c9136bed7b11
isbn 9780375752490, 9780486114552, 9781400199662, 9781483069791, 9781596258969, 9781609770631, 9781780009001
item_details hoopla:MWT10027295||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027295||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT10757213||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10757213||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11389195||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11389195||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11459875||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11459875||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11602716||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602716||Available Online||||, hoopla:MWT11932664||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11932664||Available Online||||, ils:863160|1122523|Wright Farms - Adult Fiction|FIC BUTLER i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC BUTLER i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9780375752490
publishDate 1998, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
record_details hoopla:MWT10027295|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2006.|1 online resource (1 audio file (960 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT10757213|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2010.|1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 30 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11389195|eBook|eBook||English|Copyright Group ,|2013.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11459875|eBook|eBook||English|Start Classics ,|2013.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11602716|eBook|eBook||English|Dover Publications ,|2012.|1 online resource, hoopla:MWT11932664|eBook|eBook||English|Neeland Media LLC,|2011.|1 online resource, ils:863160|Book|Books|Modern Library ed.|English|Modern Library,|1998.|vii, 431 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10027295||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT10757213||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT11389195||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT11459875||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT11602716||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, hoopla:MWT11932664||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:863160|1122523|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
series Tantor unabridged classics
series_with_volume Tantor unabridged classics
subject_facet Autobiographical fiction, Bildungsromans, Biographical, Children of clergy -- Fiction, Classics, Conflict of generations -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Historical, Middle class -- Fiction, Parent and child -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display The way of all flesh
title_full The way of all flesh / Samuel Butler, The way of all flesh [electronic resource] / Samuel Butler, The way of all flesh [electronic resource] Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902., Way of All Flesh [electronic resource] Butler, Samuel., Way of all flesh [electronic resource] Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902.
title_short The way of all flesh
topic_facet Biographical, Children of clergy, Classics, Conflict of generations, Electronic books, Historical, Middle class, Parent and child, Social life and customs, Young men