LINDA TRESSEL (1868) by Anthony Trollope was originally published anonymously, and was an attempt at a stylistic and thematic departure for the author. However, the voice of Trollope was unmistakable in this much more somber work, and the true authorship was ultimately unveiled.
The heroine, Linda Tressel, is pressured by her religious zealot aunt to marry an unpleasant man...more
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I keep coming back to Trollope because I increasingly feel he is one of the better Victorian novelists and in my opinion he writes female characters better than any other Victorian male. This was one of his more experimental novels; he published it anonymously and it was much shorter than usual. Generally Trollope takes a chapter to introduce each of the main characters in a leisurely way. Here he does not have the space to do that and as a result some of the characteris ...more
As the GR description says, Trollope published this anonymously. Could anyone mistake the classic Trollope prose? For me, it isn' ...more
So terribly, terribly sad. A lovely young woman hounded to the grave by her aunt, a deeply religious woman who in her love for the child wanted to see her securely married to a man fifty plus years her senior that she loathed. And the man who wanted her for her youth and her home.
His humor and style flourishes in his longer novels, where he includes many side-plots and characters to round out the story. Linda Tressel suffers from the lack of supporting plots and characters, but I guess the focus on the circular motion of the painful events in Linda's life forces ...more
"He was industrious, patient and honest with a sort of second-class honesty. He liked to earn what he took, though he had a strong bias towards believing that he had earned whatever in any way he might have taken, and after the same fashion he was true ...more
Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans ha ...more