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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'.

Synopsis:

This novel is about a society riddled with corruption - literary, financial, and moral. It is a portrait of a country heedlessly riding the crest of an irresponsible economic boom and contains, in the figure of the dishonest financier Melmotte, one of Trollope's vivid characterisations.

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:
9780140433920
Editor:
Kermode, Frank
Author:
Kermode, Frank
Author:
Trollope, Anthony
Author:
Trollope, Anthony, Ed
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
England
Subject:
London
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers
Subject:
Commercial crimes
Subject:
London (England) Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Trollope, Penguin
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
8.05x4.85x1.40 in. 1.21 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This novel is about a society riddled with corruption - literary, financial, and moral. It is a portrait of a country heedlessly riding the crest of an irresponsible economic boom and contains, in the figure of the dishonest financier Melmotte, one of Trollope's vivid characterisations.
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