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The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope

The Duke’s Children

The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
Apr 04, 2017 | 840 Pages
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    Apr 04, 2017 | 840 Pages

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“Trollope is that rare thing: a strong writer with a trustworthy imagination . . . Yet, beyond saying that his writing feels like life, it’s hard to say just how he works his magic . . . Trollope, quite uncynically, understands both what’s necessary to make the world go round and which way the world ought to be made to turn . . . Politics and gossip are still the essential life of the world . . . and any writer who can turn them into art will survive.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
The Duke’s Children is a novel about sorrow and loss, and about a parent’s pained discovery that our children inevitably grow to love us less than we love them . . . The new version will most likely not change anyone’s view of The Duke’s Children, and yet all those tiny excisions do add up. The restored version is a fuller, richer book.” —Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review
“Trollope has brought much pleasure. He can still make us laugh and many of his characters . . . still live, perhaps rivalled only among nineteenth-century novelists by some creations of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens . . . Trollope denied that he had any mysterious genius, calling his achievement ‘comfortable but not splendid.’ This modesty, one feels, was genuine. It was also misplaced. The Duke’s Children shows an ability to go deep enough to see the anxiety and pain that can accompany death and change.” —from the Introduction by Max Egremont

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