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An Autobiography: and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

De (autor) Editat de Nicholas Shrimpton
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'I hated the office. I hated my work...the only career in life within my reach was that of an author.'

The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around at the age of twenty-six. By 1860 the 'hobbledehoy' had become both a senior
civil servant and a best-selling novelist. He worked for the Post Office for many years and stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in his Autobiography Trollope
frankly describes his writing habits. His apparent preoccupation with contracts, deadlines, and earnings, and his account of the remorseless regularity with which he produced his daily quota of words, has divided opinion ever since.

This edition reassesses the work's distinctive qualities and includes a selection of Trollope's critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780199675296
ISBN-10: 0199675295
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 129 x 196 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Ediția: 2
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford World's Classics

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

Cuprins

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.