Samuel Butler: A Biography (Peter Raby)

Samuel Butler: A Biography (Peter Raby) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: The Hogarth Press, 1991, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; List of abbreviations;

From the cover: This new biography of Samuel Butler, the first for forty years, will restore one of the nineteenth centurys most pungent and idiosyncratic writers to a central place in our literary tradition.

The Way of All Flesh was described by V. S. Pritchett as a timebomb, waiting to explode. Its author, creator of Erewhon and writer of the famous Notebooks, was the son of a rigid disciplinarian,…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 334 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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