Fanny Trollope - Teresa RansomAlan Sutton, 1996, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled and unevenly faded.
Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white plates and drawings. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Born in Bristol in 1779, Fanny Trollope was the daughter of a country parson. She married a barrister, and produced seven children in eight years, but with her husband in financial trouble she set off for America •where living was cheaper. The bazaar she set up was a disaster and she returned to England on borrowed money. Domestic Manners of the Americans, published in 1832, was the account of those years. It took Victorian sensibilities by storm, running to four editions both in the UK and in America in its first year, and not only paid the family debts, but made Fanny, at the age of fifty-two, a celebrity. Her subsequent novels and travel volumes were immensely popular, and although their accurate and wickedly satirical look at contemporary modes of Regency and Victorian life caused outrage, they were also admired by leading writers of the day, including Charles Dickens and Mark Twain (‘Of all these tourists, I like Dame Trollope best’, he wrote). Today, Fanny Trollope’s importance in contemporary literature is beginning to be recognized, as is also the formative influence she had on her son Anthony’s work.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: [XVIII] 236
Introduction: Victoria Glendinning
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