The Way We Live Now

February 20, 2012|
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

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Trollope''s magnificent and prescient satire about a dishonest financier who buys his way into a corrupt society, and throws it into turmoil When the Melmottes arrive in London everyone agrees their manners are wanting, their taste is execrable, and their lineage and background decidedly shadowy. But their money is far from revolting, and city society quickly makes allowances for the mysterious financier and his family. Soon hearts, minds, and family savings are swept into the whirl of Augustus Melmotte''s lavish parties and exciting investment plans--but is it all an elaborate swindle?
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) established a successful career in the post office while also writing more than 40 novels, as well as short stories. He enjoyed considerable acclaim during his lifetime and is best remembered for the Barsetshire Chronicles. His admirers include Lady Antonia Fraser, Jonathan Raban, Ruth Rendell, and Gore Vid...
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Title:The Way We Live Now
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:800 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:800 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 1.5 in
Published:February 20, 2012
Publisher:Random House UK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780099528661

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