Samuel Butler, English author, died today in history: 18 June, 1902

Samuel Butler by Charles Gogin

Samuel Butler by Charles Gogin

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously,The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey, which remain in use to this day.

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  1. […] According to Samuel Butler, the English author who died today in history, 18 June, 1902: […]

  2. […] In her essay “Imagining posterity, then and now”. published in Issue 5 of Interlitq, Dame Gillian Beer, the literary critic who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states with regard to Samuel Butler, the English author who died today in history, 18 June, 1902: […]


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