The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

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The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialisation. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work.

One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading dishonesty of the age, commercial, political, moral, and intellectual.… (more)

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Fri, 03 Jul 2009 18:55:31 +0200

Newsweek listed this novel as #1 of 50 titles that "open a window on the times we live in". Their comments: The title says it all. Trollope's satire of financial (and moral) crisis in Victorian England even has a Madoff-before-Madoff, a tragic swindler named Augustus Melmotte. (Newsweek, July 13, 2009) [No, I haven't read it ... yet.]

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Language: English

Published in: 1875

Word count: 348,866 words (≈ about 23 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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