The present edition of Life and Habit is practi cally a re-issue of that of 1878. I find that about the year 1890, although the original edition was far from being exhausted, Butler began to make corrections of the text of Life and Habit, presumably with the intention of publishing a revised edition. The copy of the book so corrected is now in my possession. In the first five chapters there are numerous emendations, very few of which, however, affect the meaning to any appreciable extent, being mainly concerned with the excision of redundancies and the Simplification of style. I imagine that by the time he had reached the end of the fifth chapter Butler realised that the corrections he had made were not of sufficient importance to warrant a new edition, and determined to let the book stand as it was. I believe, therefore, that I am carry ing out his wishes in reprinting the present edition from the original plates. I have found, however, among his papers three entirely new passages, which he probably wrote during the period of correction and no doubt intended to incorporate into the revised edition. Mr. Henry Festing Jones has also given me a copy of a passage which Butler wrote and gummed into Mr. J ones's copy of Life and Habit. These four passages I have printed as an appendix at the end of the present volume.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Samuel Butler
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9780666547606
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Page Count - 322
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