Samuel Butler 1835—1902

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining 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 Odyssey which remain in use to this day.

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Erewhon (1872)

Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among more »


Erewhon Revisited (1901)

Samuel Butler’s Erewhon Revisited is a satirical sequel to his highly successful Erewhon. Mr. Higgs meets many unpleasant accidents and surprises in more »


The Way of All Flesh (1903)

Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as “one of the summits of human achievement,” Butler’s autobiographical account of a harsh upbringing and troubled more »