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The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh

BySamuel Butler

The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler that attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family The story is narrated by Overton, godfather to the central character. The novel takes its beginnings in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to trace Ernest's emergence from previous generations of the Pontifex family. John Pontifex was a carpenter; his son George rises in the world to become a publisher; George's son Theobald, pressed by his father to become a minister, is manipulated into marrying Christina, the daughter of a clergyman; the main character Ernest Pontifex is the eldest son of Theobald and Christina.

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Publication Date
Jan 10, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304793492
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Samuel Butler

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Format
EPUB

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