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Essays on Life, Art and Science

by Samuel Butler

Recognized as a top-notch scholar with widely ranging interests and an encyclopedic knowledge of an array of academic disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to late nineteenth-century research in...


The Notebooks of Samuel Butler

by Samuel Butler & Henry Festing Jones

British author Samuel Butler is today best remembered for his utopian novel Erewhon. However, Butler had a voracious intellect and wide-ranging interests that were not always reflected in his fiction. This volume...


The Utopia MEGAPACK ™: 20 Classic Utopian and Dystopian Works

by Sir Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler & William Morris

Utopia. A community or society possessing highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities. It may be a dream, but it's a dream that has inspired writers for thousands of years. Plato's "Republic" may be the very...


Life and Habit

by Samuel Butler

Though his most popular works were novels, the British author Samuel Butler was also deeply engaged in the scientific community of his time. Originally, he was a strong supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution,...


The Way of All Flesh

by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh follows four generations of the Pontifex family. The novel is semi-autobiographical and attacks the hypocrisy that was characteristic in the Victorian era. It was written...


Erewhon: Or, Over the Range

by Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler's Erewhon, or Over the Range was published anonymously 1872. In this satire of Victorian society, the main character Higgs discovers an unknown country, the seeming utopia called Erewhon, Nowhere...


The Fair Haven

by Samuel Butler

Although educated and trained for a career in the clergy, Samuel Butler began to harbor serious doubts about his vocation and Christian morals in general at an early age. Although he addressed these issues in...


Erewhon

by Samuel Butler

Erewhon (an anagram for "nowhere") is a faraway land where machinery is forbidden, sickness is a crime, and criminals receive compassionate medical treatment. Butler's brilliant Utopian novel is an entertaining...


Cambridge Pieces

by Samuel Butler

One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection...


The Humour of Homer: And Other Essays

by Samuel Butler & R. A. Streatfield

Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse...


Erewhon & Erewhon Revisited

by Samuel Butler

Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon. In the sequel, narrated by his son John. Higgs returns to Erewhon and meets his...


Erewhon Revisited

by Samuel Butler

Erewhon, set in a thinly disguised New Zealand, ended with the escape of its protagonist from the native Erewhonians by balloon. In the sequel, narrated by his son John. Higgs returns to Erewhon and meets his...


Erewhon

by Samuel Butler

In this novel, Butler satirically describes a utopian society, using the civilization of 'Erewhon' ('nowhere,' scrambled) to satirize beliefs popular in the England of his day. Butler wrote a sequel to the novel,...


The Way of All Flesh: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Samuel Butler

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Samuel Butler was among the most wide-ranging of the accomplished crew of late Victorian writers to which be belonged -- a forceful controversialist...