The Way We Live Now

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Wordsworth Editions, 1995 - Fiction - 776 pages
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With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Merchant. Canterbury Christ Church College.

The tough-mindedness of the social satire in and its air of palpable integrity give this novel a special place in Anthony Trollope's Literary career. Trollope paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte. Melmotte is one of the Victorian novel's greatest and strangest creations, and is an achievement undimmed by the passage of time.

Trollope's 'Now' might, in the twenty-first century, look like some distant disenchanted 'Then', but this is still the yesterday which we must understand in order to make proper sense of our today.

 

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Contents

VOLUME ONE I Three Editors
3
The Carbury Family
11
in The Beargarden
19
Madame Melmottes Ball
25
After the Ball
37
Roger Carbury and Paul Montague
40
Mentor
49
vin LoveSick
57
Mr Melmotte is Pressed for Time
340
Roger Carbury and His Two Friends
347
Mrs Hurtle at Lowestoft
355
Ruby a Prisoner
365
Sir Felix Makes Himself Ready
370
The Journey to Liverpool
377
VOLUME TWO LI Which Shall It Be?
385
The Results of Love and Wine
393

The Great Railway to Vera Cruz
63
Mr Fiskers Success
70
Lady Carbury at Home
79
Sir Felix in his Mothers House
89
The Longestaffes
94
Carbury Manor
103
You Should Remember that I am His Mother
110
The Bishop and the Priest
118
Marie Melmotte Hears a Love Tale
128
Ruby Ruggles Hears a Love Tale
138
Hetta Carbury Hears a Love Tale
142
Lady Pomona l Dinner Party
152
Everybody Goes to Them
157
Lord Nidderdales Morality
167
Yes Tm a Baronet
173
Miles GrendaWs Triumph
182
In Grosvenor Square
189
Mrs Hurtle
195
Mrs Hurtle Goes to the Play
205
Dolly Longestaffe Goes into the City
214
Miss Melmottes Courage
219
Mr Melmottes Promise
225
Mr Broune Has Made Up His Mind
233
Lady Monogram
240
John Crumb
248
Ruby Ruggles Obeys Her Grandfather
258
Melmottes Glory
263
Mr Brounes Perils
271
The Boardroom
276
Paul Montagues Troubles
287
I Do Love Him
294
Unanimity is the Very Soul of These Thi ngs
304
All Prepared
309
Can You be Ready in Ten Minutes?
314
The City Road
323
The Coming Election
333
LIU A Day in the City
399
The India Office
409
Clerical Charities
418
Father Barham Visits London 42 3
423
Lord Nidderdale Tries His Hand Again
431
Mr Squercum is Employed
438
The Dinner
446
Miss Longestaffes Lover
453
Lady Monogram Prepares for the Party
461
The Party
465
Mr Melmotte on the Day of the Election
476
The Election
483
Miss Longestaffe Writes Home
492
So Shall Be My Enmity
499
Sir Felix Protects His Sister
506
Miss Melmotte Declares Her Purpose
512
Melmotte in Parliament
519
Sir Felix Meddles with Many Matters
529
John Crumb Falls into Trouble
536
Ask Himself
543
Maries Fortune
552
Melmotte Makes a Friend
558
In Bruton Street
566
Hetta and Her Lover
574
Another Scene in Bruton Street
582
Miss Longestaffe Again at Caversham
590
The Brehgert Correspondence
597
Ruby Prepares for Service
607
Mr Cohenlupe Leaves London
613
Maries Perseverance
623
Melmotte Again at the House
631
Paul Montagues Vindication
638
Breakfast in Berkeley Square
646
The Meeting in Bruton Street
652
Down at Carbury
659
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Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. In 1841, he became a deputy postal surveyor in Banagher, Ireland. He was sent on many postal missions ending up as a surveyor general in the post office outside of London. His first novel, The Macdermots of Ballycloran, was published in 1847. His other works included Castle Richmond, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Lady Anna, The Two Heroines of Plumplington, and The Noble Jilt. He died after suffering from a paralytic stroke on December 6, 1882.

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