Journals Higher Education



09 December 2014

368 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199675289

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An Autobiography

and Other Writings

Anthony Trollope
Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton

  • Trollope's Autobiography famously describes the working life of a professional writer unvarnished. It is the only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist.
  • Nicholas Shrimpton re-evaluates Trollope's self-deprecating account of his writing habits to give a more nuanced assessment of both the Autobiography and of Trollope as creative artist.
  • The Introduction places the Autobiography in the context of other major contemporary examples and argues for its importance as a classic of the genre.
  • The edition includes examples of Trollope's important observations on novels and novel-writing elsewhere in his writing, which shed light on An Autobiography.
  • A fascinating account of Victorian writing and publishing by one of the era's greatest novelists, of interest to everyone who loves Trollope's fiction, and the crafting of literature.

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