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The Way We Live Now  : Penguin Classics - Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: August 1995
ISBN: 9780140433920
Number Of Pages: 816
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This was the new metropolitan disease Trollope set out to brilliantly expose in The Way We Live Now. His milieux are the City's financial institutions, London's exclusive West End squares and drones clubs populated by, languorous aristocrats, all offering rich pickings for the unscrupulous speculator, whether in the marriage or the money market. Among the unscrupulous are the hack-writer Lady Carbury, or her son Felix and, above all, Melmotte, a financier of uncertain origins and Napoleonic ruthlessness, energy and charm, whose dramatic rise and fall dominates the novel.

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) established a successful career in the Post Office whilst also writing over forty novels, plus short stories. He enjoyed considerable acclaim during his lifetime. He is best remembered for the Barsetshire Chronicles.

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"The Way We Live Now is the essence of Trollope. If he had written no other novel, it would have ensured his immortality."

Oxford World's Classics the Way We Live Nowp. i
Oxford World's Classicsp. ii
Introductionp. vii
Three Editorsp. 1
Mentorp. 59
Love-Sickp. 68
the Bishop and the Priestp. 144
Hetta Carbury Hears a Love Talep. 174
Mr. Melmotte is Pressed for Timep. 421
Roger Carbury and His Two Friendsp. 430
Chap XLVIIp. 440
Which Shall It Be?p. 1
the Results of Love and Winep. 11
the India Officep. 31
Lord Nidderdale Tries His Hand Againp. 59
Lady Monogram Prepares for the Partyp. 97
'so Shall Be My Enmity'p. 145
Sir Felix Meddles with Many Mattersp. 183
John Crumb Falls into Troublep. 192
'Ask Himself'p. 201
Melmotte Makes a Friendp. 220
the Inquestp. 355
Hetta's Sorrowp. 375
Appendix: Trollope's Working Materials for the Way We Live Nowp. 475
Notesp. 483
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ISBN: 9780140433920
ISBN-10: 0140433929
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: August 1995
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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