The Way We Live Now

9 novembre 2008|
The Way We Live Now de Anthony Trollope


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''.
Anthony Trollope (1815-82) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope''s best-loved works revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire, but he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.
Titre :The Way We Live Now
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :1024 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 1.73 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :1024 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 1.73 po
Publié le :9 novembre 2008
Publié par :Oxford University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780199537792

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