The Way of All Flesh (Compact Disc)

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This brilliant satirical novel traces the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, a young man who survives the baleful influence of a hateful, hypocritical father, a doting mother, and a debauched wife to emerge as a decent, happy human being. A fascinating character study, it is also a stinging satire of the Victorian gentry's pomposity, sentimentality, pseudo-respectability, and refined cruelty one still capable of delivering deathblows to the same traits in our present world. Since its original publication in 1903, The Way of All Flesh has enjoyed continuous popularity. Every new generation finds in this novel a reaffirmation of youth's admirable will for freedom of personal expression and its rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents.

About the Author


Butler was a writer, painter, and musician. He studied at Cambridge and then became a sheep farmer. He is best known for his biographical novel titled The Way of All Flesh.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786197736
ISBN-10: 0786197730
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: February 2001
Language: English