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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,685 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Butler Narrator: Tom Conway Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Way of All Flesh 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. 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by lucke1984 | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and did not expect to. Read during a brief frenzy to chip away at the mass of owned but unread books ( not to mention those on the modern library's top 100) I found this book oddly affecting. Writing this two years later I don't remember how I felt at the time but thinking back, I feel sad for the brutality with which parents can treat their children, and the extent to which that forms a youth into a mirror or opposite of the abuser. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don | 2/12/2014

    " A great book about a young man's journey into adulthood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 1/24/2014

    " Reading this for a small, informal study group has added to the pleasure. Clearly, the Victorian era was more complex than the surface patterns would lead the casual observer to believe... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jce | 1/21/2014

    " A little dated for my liking but humorous, touching, and relevant in its themes of growing up and finding your way in life. "

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