The Fair Haven

The Fair Haven

by Samuel Butler

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Overview

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 earnest debate with his colleagues and family members, Butler's confusion only worsened over time. He began to explore his concerns about Victorian-era hypocrisy in writing, penning a series of philosophically minded novels and social satires, The Fair Haven among them, several of which would not see publication until after Butler's death in 1902.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775418771
Publisher: The Floating Press
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 - 18 June 1902) was the iconoclastic English author of the Utopian satirical novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. In other studies he examined Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art, and made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey that are still consulted today. He was also an artist.

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