Edited by Butler’s friend and posthumous biographer, Henry Festing Jones, this volume is a compendium of Butler’s thoughts, insights, and reflections, gathered over the course of his lifetime. In addition to his descriptions of incidents and conversations from his life, there are Butler’s fascinating musings on such subjects as philosophy, music, art, literature, morality, biology, and natural history.
About the Author
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He wrote on Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art. He is best known for Erewhon (1872) and The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel, which, with ferocious wit and palpable anger, skewers the pernicious effects of religious hypocrisy.