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Anonymous. By Samuel Butler. Each part has a separate titlepage; the second excludes in the imprint T. Horne, and the third has the imprint 'printed for Thomas Horne'. In this issue the index ends on p..
London: printed for R. Chiswel, J. Tonson, T. Horne, and R. Wellington, 1710. , xiv, ,408p., plates: port.; 24°
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an English author whose turbulent upbringing would inspire one of his greatest works, The Way of All Flesh. Butler grew up in a volatile home with an overbearing father who was both mentally and physically abusive. He was eventually sent to boarding school and then St. John's College where he studied Classics. As a young adult, he lived in a parish and aspired to become a clergyman but had a sudden crisis of faith. He decided to travel the world and create new experiences fueling his literary career.