Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
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Way We Live Now
By Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now

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Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

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At first savagely reviewed, The Way We Live Now (1875) has since emerged as Trollope's masterpiece and the most admired of his works. When Trollope returned to England from the colonies in 1872 he was horrified by the immorality and dishonesty he found. In a fever of indignation he sat down to write The Way We Live Now, his longest novel. Nothing escaped the satirist's whip: politics, finance, the aristocracy, the literary world, gambling, sex, and much else. In this world of bribes and vendettas, swindling and suicide, in which heiresses are won like gambling stakes, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury, a 43-year-old coquette, 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix, with the 'instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte, the colossal figure who dominates the book, a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel ...a bloated swindler ...a vile city ruffian'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199537792
ISBN-10: 0199537798
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 44mm)
Pages: 1024
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope Framley Parsonage, Hardback (March 2016)

Mark Robarts is a clergyman with ambitions beyond his small country parish of Framley. In a naive attempt to mix in influential circles, he agrees to guarantee a bill for a large sum of money for the disreputable local Member of Parliament, while being helped in his career in the Church by the same hand.

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