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17 December 2011

704 Pages

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ISBN: 9780199581436


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Phineas Finn

New Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by Simon Dentith

Oxford World's Classics

  • Through the engaging figure of the handsome Irishman Phineas Finn, Trollope explores the realities of political life, and the clash between compromise and conviction that is as topical today as it was in the 1860s. Phineas's love life is as fraught as his political career, in the second of Trollope's Palliser novels.
  • In his introduction Simon Dentith looks at the British political context and the interwoven strands of politics, the rights of women and their struggle for equality in marriage.He considers the novel's interesting publishing history and Trollope's own parliamentary ambitions.
  • Invaluable appendix outlines the political context of the Palliser novels and establishes the internal chronlogy of the series and the relationship between fictional and actual political events, providing a unique understanding of the series as a linked narrative.
  • Second appendix on the passage of the second Reform Act of 1867, a controversial measure that extended the franchise and was the subject of heated Conservative and Liberal debate.
  • Biographical Preface provides a compact biography of Anthony Trollope, and a Chronology charts his life against the major historical events of the period.
  • Explanatory Notes provide essential information concerning the political personalities behind their fictional counterparts and key debates concerning extension of the franchise, the ballot, and John Stuart Mill's proposal of votes for women.
  • Introduction, select bibliography, and explanatory notes by Simon Dentith.
  • Biographical Preface outlining Trollope's life, and new Chronology.
  • Appendix outlining the political context of the Palliser novels and establishing the internal chronology of the series and the relationship between fictional and actual political events, providing a unique understanding of the series as a linked narrative.
  • Improved print appearance with an entirely reset text.
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