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An autobiography and other writings (Second edition)

By: Trollope, Anthony Shrimpton, Nicholas (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)(Edited by)

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199675295 / 9780199675296
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20 cm 368 pages
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Reprint. This edition originally published: 2014.

'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 theclerical 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, hasdivided 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.

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3JH c 1800 to c 1900, BGLA Autobiography: literary, DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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