Journals Higher Education

$11.95

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17 December 2011

640 Pages

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199583485


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Phineas Redux

New Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by John Bowen

Oxford World's Classics

  • Phineas Finn's perilous political career takes a sensational turn when he is accused of murder, in the fourth of Trollope's Palliser series; political rivalries, romantic entanglements, the workings of justice and the popular press reflect some very modern preoccupations.
  • The story of Phineas Redux, as well as being full of drama, draws in many themes with uncanny contemporary echoes: Anglo-Irish relations, Church-State relations, political bribery, a scandal-mongering press, injunctions to prevent publication of damaging stories, in ways that illuminate and add context to current preoccupations.
  • In his introduction John Bowen considers the entwinement of public events and private passions in the book, the strength of the female characters and the analogies, both subtle and comic, between the different kinds of action (politics, hunting, romance) that the book contains.
  • Invaluable appendix outlines the political context of the Palliser novels and establishes 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.
  • 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 flesh out the political, cultural, and social allusions.
  • Introduction, select bibliography, and explanatory notes by John Bowen.
  • 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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