The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh

Book - 1998
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"Written between 1873 and 1884 but not published until 1903, a year after Butler's death, his marvelously uninhibited satire savages Victorian bourgeois values as personified by multiple generations of the Pontifex family. A thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in the bosom of a God-fearing Christian family, Butler's scathingly funny depiction of the self-righteous hypocrisy underlying nineteenth-century domestic life was hailed by George Bernard Shaw as "one of the summits of human achievement.""--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1998
Edition: 1998 Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780375752490
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Characteristics: vii, 431 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 22, 2010

A great book! The beginning is not indicitive of the body of the story so press through the first few chapters to get to the good stuff!

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The author pokes fun at Victorian life by examining generations of the Pontifex family.

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