An Old Man's Love

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When William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to the penniless daughter of an old friend, he finds himself gradually falling in love with her. But Mary is herself in love with John Gordon, who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields. The Oxford edition of An Old Man's Love, Trollope's last completed work is the only annotated edition in print and is accompanied by two appendices detailing its fascinating composition.
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When William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to the penniless daughter of an old friend, he finds himself gradually falling in love with her. But Mary is herself in love with John Gordon, who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields. The Oxford edition of An Old Man's Love, Trollope's last completed work is the only annotated edition in print and is accompanied by two appendices detailing its fascinating composition.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781153786935
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) started his writing career while working in Ireland as a postal surveyor. Travelling around the country, Trollope gained knowledge of the country and its people which proved to be useful material for his first two novels, The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847) and The Kellys and the O'Kellys (1848). Trollope soon started writing fiercely, producing a series entitled Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Warden, the first in the series, was published in 1855. Barchester Towers (1857), the comic masterpiece, Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1861), The Small House at Allington (1864) and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) followed, portraying events in an imaginary English county of Barsetshire. In 1867, Trollope left the Post Office to run as a candidate for the Parliament. Having lost at the elections, Trollope focused on his writing. A satire from his later writing, The Way We Live Now (1875) is often viewed as Trollope's major work, however, his popularity and writing reputation diminished at the later stage of his life. Anthony Trollope died in London in 1882.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Love Mr. Trollope's storytelling, so convicting

    Stumbled upon this book and just fell in love with it. A great read. You really bond with the characters. I'll keep it on my Nook to read again someday!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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