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Selected Essays

Selected Essays by Samuel Butler
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Transcribed by R.N. Robinson from the Traveller’s Library Edition (Jonathan Cape 1927) this edition of Butler's Selected Essays contains a sketch of his life by Henry Festing Jones. Butler (1835-1902) contributed numerous articles and letters to various periodicals, some of which are reprinted here.


This volume contains the following essays:



  • The Humour of Homer - a lecture delivered at the Working Men’s College, Great Ormond Street, 30th January 1892.
  • Quis Desiderio...? - published in the Universal Review, July 1888.
  • Ramblings in Cheapside - published in the Universal Review, December, 1890.
  • The Aunt, the Nieces, and the Dog - published in the Universal Review, May, 1889.
  • How to Make the Best of Life - an address delivered at the Somerville Club. February 27th, 1895.
  • The Sanctuary of Montrigone - published in the Universal Review, November, 1888.
  • A Medieval Girl School - published in the Universal Review, December, 1889.
  • Art in the Valley of Saas - published in the Universal Review, November, 1890.
  • Thought and Language - a lecture delivered at the Working Men’s College in Great Ormond Street, March 15th, 1890; rewritten and delivered again at the Somerville Club, February 13th, 1894.

  • Electric Book Company; January 1999
    202 pages; ISBN 9781598756838
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    Title: Selected Essays
    Author: Samuel Butler