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Samuel Butler By Peter Raby

Samuel Butler by Peter Raby

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Samuel Butler rebelled against the conventions of his age, refused ordination and became a writer of satirical novels and works on Darwin and on art. This is the first full literary biography of Samuel Butler for 40 years. Raby has also written works on Harriet Smithson Berlioz and Oscar Wilde.

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Samuel Butler: A Biography by Peter Raby

This new biography of Samuel Butler aims to restore one of the 19th-century's most pungent and idiosyncratic writers to a central place in our literary heritage. Best known as the author of Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh, Butler (1853-1902) was the son of a rigid disciplinarian, against whose rules he violently rebelled. Destined for the church, he refused ordination and in 1859 emigrated to New Zealand. Five years later he was back in London, devoting his time to satirical novels and provocative scholarship - on Darwin, Homer and Italian art - as well as to painting and photography. He recorded his activities in his notebooks.

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Samuel Butler: A Biography by Peter Raby
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