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An Autobiography

An Autobiography
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070485

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  • One of the most celebrated and prolific authors of the Victorian era, Anthony Trollope (1815–82) requested that his autobiography be published posthumously. The two-volume work, first published in 1883 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, recounts his childhood, successful career at the Post Office, and multiple achievements as a writer. Well received by the critics of the time, the work reveals the incredible discipline that enabled Trollope to write forty-seven novels in the course of his career. Of particular interest to literary scholars, the reflections on his early life show how his unhappy childhood and his father's financial problems influenced his fiction. Volume 1 covers Trollope's early life and first successes, while Volume 2 goes into greater detail on his writing technique. Two of Trollope's non-fiction works, North America (1862) and Australia and New Zealand (1873), have also been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070485
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. My education, 1815–34
    2. My mother
    3. The General Post Office
    4. Ireland - my first two novels
    5. My first success
    6. Barchester Towers and the Three Clerks
    7. Doctor Thorne - The Bertrams - The West Indies and the Spanish Main
    8. The Cornhill Magazine and Framley Parsonage
    9. Castle Richmond, Brown, Jones, and Robinson, North America, Orley Farm
    10. The Small House at Allington, Can You Forgive Her?, Rachel Ray, and the Fortnightly Review. Volume 2:
    11. The Claverings, the Pall Mall Gazette, Nina Balatka, and Linda Tressel
    12. On novels and the art of writing them
    13. On English novelists of the present day
    14. On criticism
    15. The Last Chronicle of Barset - Leaving the Post Office - St Paul's Magazine
    16. Beverley
    17. The American postal treaty
    18. The Vicar of Bullhampton - Sir Harry Hotspur - An Editor's Tales - Caesar
    19. Ralph the Heir - The Eustace Diamonds - Lady Anna - Australia
    20. The Way We Live Now and The Prime Minister.

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    Anthony Trollope

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