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Samuel Butler (novelist)
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The Fair Haven, Memoir of the Late John Pickard Owen, Ch. 3 (1873).
Samuel Butler (novelist)
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Providence and Improvidence, ii. - The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912)
Samuel Butler (novelist)
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As quoted in: Further Extracts from Notebook (1934)


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Born: December 4, 1835

Died: June 18, 1902 (aged 66)

Occupation: Novelist, writer

Bio: Samuel Butler was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh.

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