Samuel Butler (novelist)

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an English novelist and critic. He is best known for the satirical utopian novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical The Way of All Flesh, published posthumously in 1903. Both have remained in print ever since. In other studies he examined Christian orthodoxy, evolutionary thought, and Italian art, and made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey that are still consulted today.[1][2]

Samuel Butler
Born(1835-12-04)4 December 1835
Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died18 June 1902(1902-06-18) (aged 66)
London, England
Occupationnovelist, writer
NationalityEnglish
EducationShrewsbury School, St John's College, Cambridge