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Essays on Life, Art and Science [NOOK Book]

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It is hardly necessary to apologize for the miscellaneous character of the following collection of essays. Samuel Butler was a man of such unusual versatility, and his interests were so many and so various that his literary remains were bound to cover a wide field. Nevertheless it will be found that several of the subjects to which he devoted much time and labour are not represented in these pages. I have not thought it necessary to reprint any of the numerous pamphlets and articles which he wrote upon the Iliad ...

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Overview

It is hardly necessary to apologize for the miscellaneous character of the following collection of essays. Samuel Butler was a man of such unusual versatility, and his interests were so many and so various that his literary remains were bound to cover a wide field. Nevertheless it will be found that several of the subjects to which he devoted much time and labour are not represented in these pages. I have not thought it necessary to reprint any of the numerous pamphlets and articles which he wrote upon the Iliad and Odyssey, since these were all merged in “The Authoress of the Odyssey,” which gives his matured views upon everything relating to the Homeric poems.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000763247
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 497 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction Quis Desiderio? -- Ramblings in Cheapside -- The Aunt, The Nieces, and the Dog -- How to make the best of life -- The Sanctuary of Montrigone -- A Medieval Girl School -- Art in the Valley of Saas -- Thought and Language -- The Deadlock in Darwinism.
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