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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.

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Quotes

Liamhas quoted2 years ago
and when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn,
Mauricio Coronelhas quoted2 years ago
such a multitude and variety of thoughts, reflections, conversations, incidents
b0559415084has quotedlast year
Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures
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