Butler, Samuel; Dreiser, Theodore
Title The Way of All Flesh
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher The Easton Press 1980
Illustrator Johnson, Robert Ward
Seller ID 2205695
1980 Full-Leather. xxx, 588 pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser, illustrations by Robert Ward Johnson. The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.