Recommended by Goldsboro Books
A very good pair of books. Some minor spotting on pages that have an illustration. Both books are bound in light brown cloth with leather spines and corners. The spine is decorated with gold embossing, a red stripe behind the title, and a green stripe behind the author's name. Both volumes have some wear around the spine where the covers meet the spine. The first volume has some discoloration to the cloth on both covers, the second volume is in better condition with only minor wear near the edge of the cover.
The tough-mindedness of the social satire in and its air of palpable integrity give this novel a special place in Anthony Trollope's Literary career. Trollope paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte. Melmotte is one of the Victorian novel's greatest and strangest creations, and is an achievement undimmed by the passage of time.
Trollope's 'Now' might, in the twenty-first century, look like some distant disenchanted 'Then', but this is still the yesterday which we must understand in order to make proper sense of our today.