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Book Title: The Three Clerks|
The author of the book: Anthony Trollope
ISBN 13: 9780192818294
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 934 KB
Edition: Oxford University Press, USA
Date of issue: January 11th 1990
Read full description of the books The Three Clerks:Trollope begins in his usual way by dedicating one of several initial chapters to establishing his characters and their situation. My first reaction while reading these first half dozen chapters is that this relatively early novel was not going to be as good as his later ones, but this from the introduction reflects my thoughts exactly. Trollope himself liked the work well: —
" The plot is not as good as that of The Macdermots; nor are any characters in the book equal to those of Mrs. Proudie and the Warden; but the work has a more continued interest, and contains the first well-described love-scene that I ever wrote."That love-scene, which comes late in the novel, is one of the best I have read by Trollope. Though he writes with feeling, rarely does he bring any volume of tears and in that he certainly did. But Trollope also dripped with sarcasm and wrote with a very broad brush. He was a Vice-President of the Caledonian, English, Irish, and General European and American Fire and Life Assurance Society; such, at least, had been the name of the joint-stock company in question when he joined it; but he had obtained much credit by adding the word "Oriental," and inserting it after the allusion to Europe; he had tried hard to include the fourth quarter of the globe; but, as he explained to some of his friends, it would have made the name too cumbrous for the advertisements. It has been said that this is Trollope's most auto-biographical novel. Certainly it reflects his life situationally in that he worked for the Civil Service while becoming a writer. C.P. Snow has suggested that John Eames, in The Small House at Allington is more like Trollope himself than Charley Tudor in this. Perhaps there is something of him in both. This builds to the end, and I give it a high four stars.
Read information about the authorAnthony Trollope became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.
Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness (who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.
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