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The Prime Minister

New Edition

Anthony Trollope
Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton

12 May 2011

ISBN: 9780199587193

704 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99

Plantagenet Palliser's fragile coalition government and troubled marriage is set against the social climbing of the unscrupulous financial speculator Ferdinand Lopez, whose relationship with Emily Wharton generates misery and scandal. Part of the Palliser series, the novel is one of Trollope's most complex.

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Plantagenet Palliser's fragile coalition government and troubled marriage is set against the social climbing of the unscrupulous financial speculator Ferdinand Lopez, whose relationship with Emily Wharton generates misery and scandal. Part of the Palliser series, the novel is one of Trollope's most complex.

  • The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's six-volume Palliser series and a wonderfully subtle portrait of a marriage, political expediency, and misplaced love.
  • Nicholas Shrimpton's introduction explores the many strands of this complex novel, the role of the 'outsider' Ferdinand Lopez, and Trollope's great skill in integrating the two themes of love and politics, the marriage of Palliser and Lady Glencora and that of Emily Wharton and Ferdinand Lopez.
  • 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 gloss cultural and historical allusions and the political scene.

New to this edition

  • Introduction, select bibliography, and explanatory notes by Nicholas Shrimpton.
  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Anthony Trollope

Edited by Nicholas Shrimpton, Emeritus Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

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