The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

'Trollope did not write for posterity,' observed Henry James. 'He wrote for the day, the moment; but these are just the writers whom posterity is apt to put into its pocket.' Considered by contemporary critics to be Trollope's greatest novel, The Way We Live Now is a satire of the literary world of London in the 1870s and a bold indictment of the new power of speculative finance in English life. 'I was instigated by what I conceived to be the commercial profligacy of the age,' Trollope said. His story concerns Augustus Melmotte, a French swindler and scoundrel, and his daughter, to whom Felix Carbury, adored son of the authoress Lady Carbury, is induced to propose marriage for the sake of securing a fortune. Trollope knew well the difficulties of dealing with editors, publishers, reviewers, and the public; his portrait of Lady Carbury, impetuous, unprincipled, and unswervingly devoted to her own self-promotion, is one of his finest satirical achievements.

The 448th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 26th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 64th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  4. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  5. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)

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