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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Reading Adult Book Review: The Way of All Flesh

Cover image of the book The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
Book Title: The Way of All Flesh

Author: Samuel Butler

Review: Written between 1873 and 1884 but not published until 1903 after author’s death. In 1998 it was listed as number 12 of the Modern Library list of 100 best English language novels of the 20th century.

It is called a semi-autobiographical novel. It covers four generations of the Pontifex family. The novel deals with the subjects of family-father and son relationships-England’s educational system and the church in England during the late Victorian period.

A must read for all lovers of 19th century Victorian literature.

Reviewed by: Pamela Davis

Find The Way of All Flesh in our catalog.

(Note: Adults participating in Summer Reading who submit an original review of one of the books they've read will be entered into a special prize drawing. To find out more, stop by the Reference Desk, or simply email a review of at least one paragraph in length to: reference@roselle.lib.il.us)

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