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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1420933590
ISBN-13: 9781420933598
Sku: 211700536
Publish Date: 8/5/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  516
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When Louis Trevelyan was twenty-four years old, he had all the world before him where to choose; and, among other things, he chose to go to the mandarin Islands, and there fell in love with Emily Rowley, the daughter of Sir Marmaduke, the governor. (from the first line)
Louis Trevelyan, a kind and generous man, and Emily, his beautiful and intelligent wife, enjoy an apparently happy marriage until Louis begins to doubt his wife's fidelity. As his jealousy deepens into obsession and eventually madness, the loyalty of his wife and friends is sorely tried. Against the disintegration of the Trevelyans' marriage, a stimulating cast of characters explores the idea of female emancipation and the difference between obedience and subjection. Although he himself was no supporter of feminism, in this novel some of Trollope's most spirited characters are single women. Written at the peak of Trollope's powers, HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT is probably his most powerful novel. Exactly contemporary with John Stuart Mills's THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN and while the Divorce Act was a relative novelty, the novel addresses many of the issues concerning the rights of women widely discussed in Victorian society. Henry James compared HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT with the work of Balzac because of its unflinching portrayal of human misery.
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Anthony Trollope
Trollope worked as a civil servant in the post office until he was 52, at the same time traveling extensively in Britain, the U. S., and Europe. He turned his foreign journeys into travel books and his observations on English life into 47 novels. His books deal with most of the typical themes of Victorian literature: class, money, status, youth and age, marriage and sexual mores, and the crisis in the institutions of the Church of England. Each of the novels is self-contained, but many characters, locales, and situations recur. At the age of 57, he suffered a paralytic stroke while laughing at a family read-aloud session, and died a month later.

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