Samuel Butler (1835-1902) received popularity as an English book writer focused on the Utopian satirical environment. Some popular books Butler published included Erewhon (1872) and The Way of All Flesh (1903). He enjoyed the investigation of evolution, Italian art and Christian orthodox thinking. Born in the village of Langar, Nottinghamshire his relationship with his parents became antagonistic. He started with homeschooling and recorded his parents’ impatience with him during the time. He joined Shrewsbury to start a career as a priest. During 1854, Butler joined St. John’s College in Cambridge and obtained a distinction in Classics during 1858.
Butler developed a unique Odyssey theory, describing that thinking derived from a Sicilian female and the scenes in the poem displayed the Sicilian coast. During 1897 he published The Authoress of the Odyssey and described his thoughts in the writing. Some of his main works included Darwin among the Machines (1863), The Iliad of Homer, Rendered into English Prose (1898), The Way of All Flesh (1903), The Fair Haven (1913) and many more.
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