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Published: 12 May 2016

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780199675296

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An Autobiography

and Other Writings

Second Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only autobiography of a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's work is fascinating for the insight it gives into Trollope's creative process, his thoughts on fiction and fiction writers, and his daily writing life.
  • This edition includes a selection of Trollope's critical writing about the novel, supplementing his observations in An Autobiography and establishing the seriousness with which he thought about the novel's form as well as the practice of novel-writing.
  • Nicholas Shrimpton's introduction considers the ways in which Trollope shapes An Autobiography and argues for its importance as a classic of the genre.
  • Comprehensive notes, up-to-date bibliography, and index

New to this Edition:

  • The inclusion of a selection of Trollope's critical writing about the novel which supplement his discussion of fiction within the Autobiography and confirm the seriousness of his thinking about the creative and theoretical aspects of his work.
  • Introduction by Nicholas Shrimpton that reassesses the compelling narrative of the Autobiography and Trollope's approach to his craft.
  • New Select Bibliography and comprehensive notes.
  • New Chronology and Note on the Text.
  • Uses the 1883 first edition text and not that of the manuscript.

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