The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

Book - 1993
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"Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it."It is impossible to be sure who Melmotte is, let alone what exactly he has done. He is, seemingly, a gentleman, and a great financier, who penetrates to the heart of the state, reaching even inside the Houses of Parliament. He draws the English establishment into his circle, including Lady Carbury,a 43 year-old coquette and her son Felix, who is persuaded to invest in a notional railway business. Huge sums of money are at stake, as well as romantic happiness.The Way We Live Now is usually thought Trollope's major work of satire but is better described as his most substantial exploration of a form of crime fiction, where the crimes are both literal and moral. It is a text preoccupied by detection and the unmasking of swindlers. As such it is a narrativeof exceptional tension: a novel of rumour, gossip, and misjudgment, where every second counts. For many of Trollope's characters, calamity and exposure are just around the corner.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1993
ISBN: 9780198705031
9780140438369
014043836X
Branch Call Number: FIC Troll 3206 01
Characteristics: viii, 474 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. --

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