Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Way We Live Now
By Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now

By (author) See other recent books by Anthony Trollope
Edited by Frank Kermode See other recent books by Frank Kermode
Introduction by Frank Kermode See other recent books by Frank Kermode
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $19.04
Your Price: $17.13 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.86 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

Book Description

"The Way We Live Now" is Anthony Trollope's radical exploration of the dangers associated with speculative capitalism, edited with an introduction and notes by Frank Kermode in "Penguin Classics". Augustus Melmotte is a fraudulent foreign financier who preys on dissolute nobility - using charm to tempt the weak into making foolish investments in his dubious schemes. Persuaded to put money into a notional plot to run a railroad from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, the capricious gambler Felix Carbury soon becomes one of his victims. But as Melmotte climbs higher in society, his web of deceit - which also draws in characters as diverse as his own daughter Marie and Felix's mother, the pulp novelist Lady Carbury - begins to unravel. A radical exploration of the dangers associated with speculative capitalism, this is a fascinating satire about a society on the verge of moral bankruptcy. Frank Kermode's introduction explores the real-life inspiration for Trollope's masterly satire. This edition also includes detailed notes. Anthony Trollope (1815-82) had an unhappy childhood characterised by a stark contrast between his family's high social standing and their comparative poverty. He wrote his earliest novels while working as a Post Office inspector, but did not meet with success until the publication of the first of his 'Barsetshire novels', "The Warden" (1855). As well as writing over forty novels, including such popular works as "Can You Forgive Her?" (1865), "Phineas Finn" (1869), "He Knew He Was Right" (1869) and "The Way We Live Now" (1875) Trollope is credited with introducing the postbox to England. If you enjoyed "The Way We Live Now", you might like William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Trollope's masterpiece ...its examination of how hopes of easy money can corrupt remains relevant today". ("Observer").

Buy Way We Live Now book by Anthony Trollope from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780140433920
ISBN-10: 0140433929
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 34mm)
Pages: 816
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Anthony Trollope

Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope Way We Live Now, Paperback (July 2016)

Melmotte is an outsider of obscure origins and riches. A ruthless financier, he charms the rich and powerful elite into investing in dubious schemes. He conspires his way to political influence, his rise swift due to the corrupt society he invades. The Way We Live Now is a lurid tale-of-the-times with one of fiction's most memorable villains

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope Barchester Towers, Hardback (March 2016)

'What! to come here a stranger, a young, unknown, and unfriended stranger, and tell us, in the name of the bishop his master, that we are ignorant of our duties, old-fashioned, and useless!' Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed.

Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope Small House at Allington, Hardback (March 2016)

Engaged to the ambitious and self-serving Adolphus Crosbie, Lily Dale is devastated when he jilts her for the aristocratic Lady Alexandrina. Although crushed by his faithlessness, Lily still believes she is bound to her unworthy former fiance for life and therefore condemned to remain single after his betrayal.

» View all books by Anthony Trollope

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Way We Live Now book by Anthony Trollope and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope, British novelist (1815-1882)

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Anthony Trollope close
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Warden by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope
Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
West Indies and the Spanish Main by Anthony Trollope
»
Recent books by Frank Kermode close
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne by Frank Kermode
Forms of Attention by Frank Kermode
Concerning E.M. Forster by Frank Kermode
Concerning E.M. Forster by Frank Kermode
Between the Acts by Frank Kermode
Pleasure and Change by Frank Kermode
Aspects of the Novel by Frank Kermode
Age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode
Duchess of Malfi by Frank Kermode
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Frank Kermode
Oxford Book of Letters by Frank Kermode
Romantic Image by Frank Kermode
Romantic Image by Frank Kermode
Bookshop, the Gate of Angels and the Blue Flower by Frank Kermode
Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
Essays on Conrad by Frank Kermode
Essays on Conrad by Frank Kermode
Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode
Way We Live Now by Frank Kermode
He Knew He Was Right by Frank Kermode
»
Recent books by Frank Kermode close
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne by Frank Kermode
Forms of Attention by Frank Kermode
Concerning E.M. Forster by Frank Kermode
Concerning E.M. Forster by Frank Kermode
Between the Acts by Frank Kermode
Pleasure and Change by Frank Kermode
Aspects of the Novel by Frank Kermode
Age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode
Duchess of Malfi by Frank Kermode
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Frank Kermode
Oxford Book of Letters by Frank Kermode
Romantic Image by Frank Kermode
Romantic Image by Frank Kermode
Bookshop, the Gate of Angels and the Blue Flower by Frank Kermode
Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
Essays on Conrad by Frank Kermode
Essays on Conrad by Frank Kermode
Sense of an Ending by Frank Kermode
Way We Live Now by Frank Kermode
He Knew He Was Right by Frank Kermode
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close