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He Knew He Was Right (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The central theme of the novel is the sexual jealousy of Louis Trevelyan who unjustly accuses his wife Emily of a liaison with a friend of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into madness, Trollope gives us a profound psychological study in which Louis' obsessive delirium is comparable to the tormented figure of Othello, tragically flawed by self-deception. Against the disintegration of the Trevelyans' marriage, a lively cast of characters explore the ideas of female emancipation and how to distinguish between obedience and subjection. Although himself no supporter of women's rights, in this novel some of Trollope's most spirited characters are single women.

Published in 1869, the same year as John Stuart Mills' The Subjection of Women and while the Divorce Act was a relative novelty, He Knew He Was Right was a timely novel, drawing a fine line between the obedience of women within marriage and their total possession by men.

Synopsis:

Louis Trevelyan unjustly accuses his wife Emily of a liaison with a friend of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into madness, Trollope gives a psychological study in which Louis's obsessive delirium is comparable to the tormented figure of Othello, tragically flawed by self-deception.

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.

Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeares Language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433913
Editor:
Kermode, Frank
Other:
Kermode, Frank
Editor:
Kermode, Frank
Author:
Trollope, Anthony
Author:
Kermode, Frank
Author:
Trollope, Anthony, Ed
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Husbands
Subject:
Married people -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
94-635
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
7.82x5.09x1.36 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Louis Trevelyan unjustly accuses his wife Emily of a liaison with a friend of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into madness, Trollope gives a psychological study in which Louis's obsessive delirium is comparable to the tormented figure of Othello, tragically flawed by self-deception.
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