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Miss Mackenzie

£19.99

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Anthony Trollope, in his autobiography, admitted that he wrote this book in an attempt to write a novel 'without any love'. His heroine was 'a very unattractive old maid, who was overwhelmed with money troubles' - but he found, possibly to his dismay, that 'even she was in love before the end of the book, and made a romantic marriage with an old man.' The book attacks the very Victorian custom of raising public funds by 'charitable bazaars' (precursors of our jumble and boot sales today), which the author evidently felt very strongly about.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era, whose fame today largely rests on his Barchester series, which have been variously televised and produced for radio on many occasions. He fell out of favour in the mid-20th century, but is now enjoying something of a renaissance among the literary cognoscenti of our day.

Our book is in good condition for its age, bound in olive-green cloth with triple impressed line border to front and back cover, and the title etc, with decoration, on the spine (probably originally gilt, but now showing as a slightly darker green than the base colour. There is one tiny white mark on the front cover. The top page edges are age-darkened. There is minimal shelf wear. Within, the binding is firm, all pages are clean and bright, there is no foxing, and the golden silk page marker is present and in good condition. A nice copy of one of Trollope's lesser-known works.

Item details

Added value:
First edition thus
Author(s):
Trollope, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15 x 10 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1924
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope, in his autobiography, admitted that he wrote this book in an attempt to write a novel 'without any love'. His heroine was 'a very unattractive old maid, who was overwhelmed with money troubles' - but he found, possibly to his dismay, that 'even she was in love before the end of the book, and made a romantic marriage with an old man.' The book attacks the very Victorian custom of raising public funds by 'charitable bazaars' (precursors of our jumble and boot sales today), which the author evidently felt very strongly about.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era, whose fame today largely rests on his Barchester series, which have been variously televised and produced for radio on many occasions. He fell out of favour in the mid-20th century, but is now enjoying something of a renaissance among the literary cognoscenti of our day.

Our book is in good condition for its age, bound in olive-green cloth with triple impressed line border to front and back cover, and the title etc, with decoration, on the spine (probably originally gilt, but now showing as a slightly darker green than the base colour. There is one tiny white mark on the front cover. The top page edges are age-darkened. There is minimal shelf wear. Within, the binding is firm, all pages are clean and bright, there is no foxing, and the golden silk page marker is present and in good condition. A nice copy of one of Trollope's lesser-known works.

Added value:
First edition thus
Author(s):
Trollope, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15 x 10 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
1924
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Miss Mackenzie

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