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The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope

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Mark W. Turner, Victoria Glendinning, Mary Poovey, William A. Cohen, Robert Tracy, Lisa Niles, Jenny Bourne Taylor, Kate Flint, Laurie Langbauer, David Skilton, Elsie B. Michie, Ayelet Ben-Yishai, James Buzard
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  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521713955

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  • Anthony Trollope was among the most prolific, popular, and richly diverse writers of the mid-Victorian period, with forty-seven novels and a variety of other writings to his name. Both a serial and series writer whose novels traversed Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand, and genres from realism to science fiction, Trollope also published criticism, short fiction, travel writing and biography. The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope provides a state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on his work, with the volume's sixteen essays addressing Trollope's biography, autobiography, canonical fiction, short stories and travel writing, as well as surveying diverse topics including gender, sexuality, vulgarity, and the law.

    • Up-to-date survey of Trollope scholarship
    • Balanced and diverse range of essays from experts in the field
    • Readily accessible to student and teacher alike
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Dever and Niles's collection offers consistently illuminating perspectives of Trollope as conservative or progressive, conventional or innovative, a party man or a subversive. The "colonial" essays as a group are especially wonderful."
    -Deborah Denenholz Morse, NBOL 19

    "There is indeed much to be said for letting readers of the volume craft these connections themselves, and in this sense Dever and Niles's collection might best be viewed as an invitation, a guide and companion, indeed, to bring us into Trollope's world, point out its highlights, gesture toward its niches and hidden ways, and let us explore them on our own."
    --Victorian Studies

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521713955
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    1. Trollope's literary life and times Mark W. Turner
    2. Trollope as autobiographer and biographer Victoria Glendinning
    3. Trollope's Barsetshire series Mary Poovey
    4. The Palliser novels William A. Cohen
    5. Trollope Redux: the later novels Robert Tracy
    6. Trollope's short fiction Lisa Niles
    7. Trollope and the sensation novel Jenny Bourne Taylor
    8. Queer Trollope Kate Flint
    9. The Hobbledehoy in Trollope Laurie Langbauer
    10. The construction of masculinities David Skilton
    11. Vulgarity and money Elsie B. Michie
    12. Anthony Trollope and the law Ayelet Ben-Yishai
    13. Trollope and travel James Buzard.

  • Editors

    Carolyn Dever, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
    Carolyn Dever is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.

    Lisa Niles, Spelman College, Atlanta
    Lisa Niles is Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, Georgia.

    Contributors

    Mark W. Turner, Victoria Glendinning, Mary Poovey, William A. Cohen, Robert Tracy, Lisa Niles, Jenny Bourne Taylor, Kate Flint, Laurie Langbauer, David Skilton, Elsie B. Michie, Ayelet Ben-Yishai, James Buzard

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