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About the Author: Samuel Butler

For the author of Hudibras, see Samuel Butler.

Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian author who published a variety of works, including the Utopian satire Erewhon and the posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, his two best-known works, but also extending to examinations of 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 The Odyssey which remain in use to this day.

See also: Samuel H. Butcher, Anglo-Irish classicist, who also undertook prose translations of Homer's works (in collaboration with Andrew Lang.


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Paperback, Published in Jan 2008 by Aegypan

ISBN10: 1603124187 | ISBN13: 9781603124188

Page count: 196

Samuel Butler waited nearly three decades after his 1872 masterpiece Erewhon to publish its fully worthy sequel. Thirty years have passed since Mr. Higgs first stumbled upon that odd and baffling land: Erewhon. Finding himself in possession of a small fortune, and lonely after the death of his wife, he sets out again for that kingdom in the mountains -- to discover great changes have occurred there -- in the clothing, in the written culture, and above all in the religious fervor besetting the people . . . the dread secret of which sends him back to England, nearly paralyzed by insanity!

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