New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1936 Two volumes. Illustrated by Robert Ward Johnson. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser. Limited edition. Publisher's polished black morocco, hinges vertically ruled in blind, spines lettered and vertically ruled in gilt, top edges gilt; housed in the publisher's red slipcase. A near fine copy with some rubbing to spine ends; slipcase toned to extremities and with some wear. Overall, a lovely copy. This semi-autobiographical novel was written from 1873 to 1884, though not published until 1903, after the author's death. Supremely critical of the Victorian era dignification of England, Butler would have likely been met with outrage if he chose to publish this piece of writing during his lifetime; instead, the book is regarded as one of many critiques of Victorian society published after Queen Victoria's reign. The book has been praised many British authors, including George Orwell: "[it is] a great book because it gives an honest picture of the relationship between father and son, and it could do that because Butler was a truly independent observer, and above all because he was courageous.". Limited.. Hard Cover. Very Good.
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