Rachel Ray offers a masterly and entertaining evocation of a small community living its life in mid-nineteenth-century England. The novel first appeared in 1863, a year in which public reaction against the excesses of the popular sensationalist novel prompted Trollope to state that he was writing about "the commonest details of commonplace life among the most ordinary people."
'a welcome reprint of a rare novel of Trollope's and one of his more idyllic
'Excellent editions with accessible and helpful introductions. Certainly ideal for undergraduate teaching.
Dr L. G. Turton, Birmingham Polytechnic
'a welcome reprint of a rare novel of Trollope's and one of his more idyllic'