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Ernest Pontifex

Samuel Butler

Ernest Pontifex

or, The way of all flesh : a story of English domestic life

by Samuel Butler

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Published by Everyman in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [397]

Other titlesThe way of all flesh
Statementby Samuel Butler ; edited by Peter Raby.
ContributionsRaby, Peter.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 398 p.
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21485062M
ISBN 100460872400
OCLC/WorldCa29518983

This brilliant satirical novel, tracing the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, has continued in popularity since its original publication in Every generation finds in The Way of All Flesh a reaffirmation of youth's rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents and its admirable will for freedom of personal expression.   Butler's book is a Bildungsroman, in which both the protagonist, Ernest Pontifex, and the narrator, Mr. Overton, are Butler. The literary device is a useful one, for it allows Butler to portray himself both as a young and as a mature man, the seed and the fruit.

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler 'The greater part of every family is always odious; if there are one or two good ones in a very large family, it is as much as can be expected' Written with great humour, irony and honesty, The Way of All Fleshexploded perceptions of the Victorian middle-class family in its radical depiction of Ernest . The hero who grows, matures, and flowers in The Way of All Flesh is Ernest Pontifex, the pitiable son of a cruel and self-righteous Anglican clergyman. (That Butler was the son of an Anglican.

The "past selves" of Ernest Pontifex; 2. The conversion of Ernest Pontifex; 3. The creed of Ernest Pontifex; Appendixes; IndexOriginally published in The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.   Brooke Allen on the strange book that brought the curtain down on the Victorian era. Overton, is a longtime friend of the Pontifex family and a mentor to young Ernest Pontifex, the novel’s protagonist. In Overton and Ernest together, Butler has created a dual self-portrait: Ernest is himself as an unhappy youth, Overton as a satisfied.


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