The Way Of All Flesh by: Samuel Butler

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In the form of a novel, brilliant with wit and irony, the author presents a study of his favourite theme, the relations of parents to children. The idiosyncracy of the Pontifex family is traced from father to son through several generations: old John Pontifex, the village carpenter, George, the domineering publisher, Theobold his son, who is bullied into taking orders and jockeyed into marriage with the smug Christina, and Ernest, their child, who in turn suffers cruelly from the pharisaical tyranny of his father during childhood and schooldays. 1944.

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