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Born: 4-12-1835 at Langar Rectory, Nottinghamshire, EnglandDied: 18-6-1902
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) is best known for his utopian satire Erewhon, his posthumous novel The Way of All Flesh, and his translations of Homer. His family background made a career in the Church inevitable, but, while serving a low - income parish in London, he began to question his faith. He lived in New Zealand for five years, and later in life spent time in Italy.