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Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 17. The American Postal Treaty--The Question 0f Copyright With America--Four More Novels Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 17. The American Postal Treaty--The Question 0f Copyright With America--Four More Novels

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 17. The American Postal Treaty--The Question 0f Copyright With America--Four More Novels
CHAPTER XVII. THE AMERICAN POSTAL TREATY--THE QUESTION 0F COPYRIGHT WITH AMERICA--FOUR MORE NOVELSIn the spring of 1868,--before the affair of Beverley, which, as being the first direct result of my resignation of office, has been brought in a little out of its turn,--I was requested to go over to the United States and make a postal treaty at Washington. This, as I had left the service, I regarded as a compliment, and of course I went. It was my third visit to America, and I have made two since. As far as the Post Office work was concerned, it was very... Nonfictions - Post by : sissydl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2522

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 16. Beverley Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 16. Beverley

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 16. Beverley
CHAPTER XVI. BEVERLEYVery early in life, very soon after I had become a clerk in St. Martin's le Grand, when I was utterly impecunious and beginning to fall grievously into debt, I was asked by an uncle of mine, who was himself a clerk in the War Office, what destination I should like best for my future life. He probably meant to inquire whether I wished to live married or single, whether to remain in the Post Office or to leave it, whether I should prefer the town or the country. I replied that I should like to be a Member... Nonfictions - Post by : sissydl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3138

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 15. 'The Last Chronicle Of Barset'--'Leaving The Post Office'--'St. Paul's Magazine' Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 15. "The Last Chronicle Of Barset"--"Leaving The Post Office"--"St. Paul's Magazine"

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 15. 'The Last Chronicle Of Barset'--'Leaving The Post Office'--'St. Paul's Magazine'
CHAPTER XV. "THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET"--"LEAVING THE POST OFFICE"--"ST. PAUL'S MAGAZINE"I will now go back to the year 1867, in which I was still living at Waltham Cross. I had some time since bought the house there which I had at first hired, and added rooms to it, and made it for our purposes very comfortable. It was, however, a rickety old place, requiring much repair, and occasionally not as weathertight as it should be. We had a domain there sufficient for the cows, and for the making of our butter and hay. For strawberries, asparagus, green peas, out-of-door peaches,... Nonfictions - Post by : loaded16 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3344

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 14. On Criticism Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 14. On Criticism

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 14. On Criticism
CHAPTER XIV. ON CRITICISMLiterary criticism in the present day has become a profession,--but it has ceased to be an art. Its object is no longer that of proving that certain literary work is good and other literary work is bad, in accordance with rules which the critic is able to define. English criticism at present rarely even pretends to go so far as this. It attempts, in the first place, to tell the public whether a book be or be not worth public attention; and, in the second place, so to describe the purport of the work as to enable those... Nonfictions - Post by : loaded16 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2186

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 13. On English Novelists Of The Present Day Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 13. On English Novelists Of The Present Day

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 13. On English Novelists Of The Present Day
CHAPTER XIII. ON ENGLISH NOVELISTS OF THE PRESENT DAYIn this chapter I will venture to name a few successful novelists of my own time, with whose works I am acquainted; and will endeavour to point whence their success has come, and why they have failed when there has been failure. I do not hesitate to name Thackeray the first. His knowledge of human nature was supreme, and his characters stand out as human beings, with a force and a truth which has not, I think, been within the reach of any other English novelist in any period. I know no character... Nonfictions - Post by : loaded16 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 760

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 12. On Novels And The Art Of Writing Them Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 12. On Novels And The Art Of Writing Them

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 12. On Novels And The Art Of Writing Them
CHAPTER XII. ON NOVELS AND THE ART OF WRITING THEMIt is nearly twenty years since I proposed to myself to write a history of English prose fiction. I shall never do it now, but the subject is so good a one that I recommend it heartily to some man of letters, who shall at the same time be indefatigable and light-handed. I acknowledge that I broke down in the task, because I could not endure the labour in addition to the other labours of my life. Though the book might be charming, the work was very much the reverse. It came... Nonfictions - Post by : loaded16 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2379

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 11. 'The Claverings,' The 'Pall Mall Gazette,' 'Nina Balatka,' And 'Linda Tressel' Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 11. "The Claverings," The "Pall Mall Gazette," "Nina Balatka," And "Linda Tressel"

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 11. 'The Claverings,' The 'Pall Mall Gazette,' 'Nina Balatka,' And 'Linda Tressel'
CHAPTER XI. "THE CLAVERINGS," THE "PALL MALL GAZETTE," "NINA BALATKA," AND "LINDA TRESSEL"The Claverings, which came out in 1866 and 1867, was the last novel which I wrote for the Cornhill; and it was for this that I received the highest rate of pay that was ever accorded to me. It was the same length as Framley Parsonage, and the price was (pounds)2800. Whether much or little, it was offered by the proprietor of the magazine, and was paid in a single cheque. In The Claverings I did not follow the habit which had now become very common to me,... Nonfictions - Post by : loaded16 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1883

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 7. 'Doctor Thorne'--'The Bertrams'--'The West Indies' And 'The Spanish Main' Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 7. "Doctor Thorne"--"The Bertrams"--"The West Indies" And "The Spanish Main"

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 7. 'Doctor Thorne'--'The Bertrams'--'The West Indies' And 'The Spanish Main'
CHAPTER VII. "DOCTOR THORNE"--"THE BERTRAMS"--"THE WEST INDIES" AND "THE SPANISH MAIN"As I journeyed across France to Marseilles, and made thence a terribly rough voyage to Alexandria, I wrote my allotted number of pages every day. On this occasion more than once I left my paper on the cabin table, rushing away to be sick in the privacy of my state room. It was February, and the weather was miserable; but still I did my work. Labor omnia vincit improbus. I do not say that to all men has been given physical strength sufficient for such exertion as this, but I do... Nonfictions - Post by : Ntrouble - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2757

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 6. 'Barchester Towers' And The 'Three Clerks' Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 6. "Barchester Towers" And The "Three Clerks"

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 6. 'Barchester Towers' And The 'Three Clerks'
CHAPTER VI. "BARCHESTER TOWERS" AND THE "THREE CLERKS"1855-1858 It was, I think, before I started on my English tours among the rural posts that I made my first attempt at writing for a magazine. I had read, soon after they came out, the two first volumes of Charles Menvale's History of the Romans under the Empire, and had got into some correspondence with the author's brother as to the author's views about Caesar. Hence arose in my mind a tendency to investigate the character of probably the greatest man who ever lived, which tendency in after years produced a little book... Nonfictions - Post by : Ntrouble - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2923

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 5. My First Success Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 5. My First Success

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 5. My First Success
CHAPTER V. MY FIRST SUCCESS1849-1855 I had at once gone to work on a third novel, and had nearly completed it, when I was informed of the absolute failure of the former. I find, however, that the agreement for its publication was not made till 1850, by which time I imagine that Mr. Colburn must have forgotten the disastrous result of The O'Kellys, as he thereby agrees to give me (pounds)20 down for my "new historical novel, to be called La Vendee." He agreed also to pay me (pounds)30 more when he had sold 350 copies, and (pounds)50 more should he... Nonfictions - Post by : Ntrouble - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1553

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 4. Ireland--My First Two Novels Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 4. Ireland--My First Two Novels

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 4. Ireland--My First Two Novels
CHAPTER IV. IRELAND--MY FIRST TWO NOVELS1841-1848 In the preceding pages I have given a short record of the first twenty-six years of my life,--years of suffering, disgrace, and inward remorse. I fear that my mode of telling will have left an idea simply of their absurdities; but, in truth, I was wretched,--sometimes almost unto death, and have often cursed the hour in which I was born. There had clung to me a feeling that I had been looked upon always as an evil, an encumbrance, a useless thing,--as a creature of whom those connected with him had to be ashamed. And... Nonfictions - Post by : Ntrouble - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1237

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 3. The General Post Office Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 3. The General Post Office

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 3. The General Post Office
CHAPTER III. THE GENERAL POST OFFICE1834-1841 While I was still learning my duty as an usher at Mr. Drury's school at Brussels, I was summoned to my clerkship in the London Post Office, and on my way passed through Bruges. I then saw my father and my brother Henry for the last time. A sadder household never was held together. They were all dying; except my mother, who would sit up night after night nursing the dying ones and writing novels the while,--so that there might be a decent roof for them to die under. Had she failed to write the... Nonfictions - Post by : little-man89 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1313

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 2. My Mother Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 2. My Mother

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 2. My Mother
CHAPTER II. MY MOTHERThough I do not wish in these pages to go back to the origin of all the Trollopes, I must say a few words of my mother,--partly because filial duty will not allow me to be silent as to a parent who made for herself a considerable name in the literature of her day, and partly because there were circumstances in her career well worthy of notice. She was the daughter of the Rev. William Milton, vicar of Heckfield, who, as well as my father, had been a fellow of New College. She was nearly thirty when,... Nonfictions - Post by : little-man89 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3395

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 1. My Education Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 1. My Education

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope - Chapter 1. My Education
CHAPTER I. MY EDUCATION1815-1834 In writing these pages, which, for the want of a better name, I shall be fain to call the autobiography of so insignificant a person as myself, it will not be so much my intention to speak of the little details of my private life, as of what I, and perhaps others round me, have done in literature; of my failures and successes such as they have been, and their causes; and of the opening which a literary career offers to men and women for the earning of their bread. And yet the garrulity of old age,... Nonfictions - Post by : little-man89 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2868

John Caldigate - Chapter 62. John Caldigate's Return John Caldigate - Chapter 62. John Caldigate's Return

John Caldigate - Chapter 62. John Caldigate's Return
Chapter LXII. John Caldigate's ReturnThe carriage started with the old man in it as soon as the horses could be harnessed; but on the Folking causeway it met the fly which was bringing John Caldigate to his home,--so that the father and son greeted each other in the street amidst the eyes of the villagers. To them it did not much matter, but the squire had certainly been right in saving Hester from so public a demonstration of her feelings. The two men said hardly a word when they met, but stood there for a moment grasping each other's hands. Then... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1649

John Caldigate - Chapter 61. The News Reaches Cambridge John Caldigate - Chapter 61. The News Reaches Cambridge

John Caldigate - Chapter 61. The News Reaches Cambridge
Chapter LXI. The News Reaches CambridgeThe tidings of John Caldigate's pardon reached Cambridge on the Saturday morning, and was communicated in various shapes. Official letters from the Home Office were written to the governor of the jail and to the sub-sheriff, to Mr. Seely who was still acting as attorney on behalf of the prisoner, and to Caldigate himself. The latter was longer than the others, and contained a gracious expression of Her Majesty's regret that he as an innocent person should have been subjected to imprisonment. The Secretary of State also was described as being keenly sensible of the injustice... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1824

John Caldigate - Chapter 60. How Mrs. Bolton Was Nearly Conquered John Caldigate - Chapter 60. How Mrs. Bolton Was Nearly Conquered

John Caldigate - Chapter 60. How Mrs. Bolton Was Nearly Conquered
Chapter LX. How Mrs. Bolton Was Nearly ConqueredOne morning about the middle of October, Robert Bolton walked out from Cambridge to Puritan Grange with a letter in his pocket,--a very long and a very serious letter. The day was that on which the Secretary of State was closeted with the barrister, and on the evening of which he at length determined that Caldigate should be allowed to go free. There had, therefore, been no pardon granted,--as yet. But in the letter the writer stated that such pardon would, almost certainly, be awarded. It was from William Bolton, in London, to his... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3024

John Caldigate - Chapter 59. How The Big-Wigs Doubted John Caldigate - Chapter 59. How The Big-Wigs Doubted

John Caldigate - Chapter 59. How The Big-Wigs Doubted
Chapter LIX. How The Big-Wigs DoubtedIt's what I call an awful shame.' Mr. Holt and parson Bromley were standing together on the causeway at Folking, and the former was speaking. The subject under discussion was, of course, the continued detention of John Caldigate in the county prison. 'I cannot at all understand it,' said Mr. Bromley. 'There's no understanding nothing about it, sir. Every man, woman, and child in the county knows as there wasn't no other marriage, and yet they won't let 'un out. It's sheer spite, because he wouldn't vote for their man last 'lection.' 'I hardly think that,... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 3277

John Caldigate - Chapter 58. Mr. Smirkie Is Ill-Used John Caldigate - Chapter 58. Mr. Smirkie Is Ill-Used

John Caldigate - Chapter 58. Mr. Smirkie Is Ill-Used
Chapter LVIII. Mr. Smirkie Is Ill-usedIt was on a Tuesday that Mr. Caldigate made his visit to the Home Office, and on the Thursday he returned to Cambridge. On the platform whom should he meet but his brother-in-law Squire Babington, who had come into Cambridge that morning intent on hearing something further about his nephew. He, too, had read a paragraph in his newspaper, 'The Snapper,' as to Crinkett and Euphemia Smith. 'Thomas Crinkett, and Euphemia Smith, who gave evidence against Mr. John Caldigate in the well-known trial at the last Cambridge assizes, have been arrested at Plymouth just as they... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 2817

John Caldigate - Chapter 57. Squire Caldigate At The Home Office John Caldigate - Chapter 57. Squire Caldigate At The Home Office

John Caldigate - Chapter 57. Squire Caldigate At The Home Office
Chapter LVII. Squire Caldigate at the Home OfficeWhen October came no information from the Secretary of State's office had yet reached Folking, and the two inhabitants there were becoming almost despondent as well as impatient. There was nobody with whom they could communicate. Sir John Joram had been obliged to answer a letter from the squire by saying that, as soon as there was anything to tell the tidings would assuredly be communicated to him from the Home Office. The letter had seemed to be cold and almost uncivil; but Sir John had in truth said all that he could say.... Long Stories - Post by : dogears - Date : May 2012 - Author : Anthony Trollope - Read : 1708