Orley Farm

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Orley Farm is a novel written in the realist mode by Anthony Trollope and illustrated by the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais. It follows the story of Lady Mason, inheritor of the late Joseph Mason's estate and his second wife. Her son challenges an inhabitant of the estate, Samuel Dockwrath, to leave due to his unorthodox farming methods, but he has other plans. Excerpt: "It is not true that a rose by any other name will smell as sweet. Were it true, I should call this story "The Great Orley Farm Case." But who would ask for the ninth number of a serial work burthened with so very uncouth an appellation? Thence, and therefore,—Orley Farm.

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Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era, renowned for his keen observations of the social and political landscapes of his time. Trollope embarked on a career in the postal service before his writing garnered significant attention, a job which took him to Ireland and provided material for his later novels. He rose to fame for his series of books known as the 'Chronicles of Barsetshire', which began with 'The Warden' (1855). However, Trollope's prolific output includes a variety of works, such as the Palliser series, and over forty novels that delve into the intricacies of Victorian society. 'Orley Farm', published in 1862, stands as a prime example of his talent for creating multidimensional characters and exploring legal and moral dilemmas. The novel's focus on a court case reflects Trollope's own interest in the law, derived from his mother's similar fascination, and it showcases his narrative prowess and deep understanding of human nature. Trollope's literary style is characterized by a narrator's voice that often 'breaks the fourth wall', speaking directly to the reader and commenting on the story, thus engaging readers in a dialogue about the moral implications of the characters' actions. Despite being less popular in the years immediately following his death, scholarly and popular re-evaluation in the late 20th century reaffirmed Trollope as a critical figure in English literature. His works continue to be studied for their social commentary, characterisation, and vivid depiction of 19th-century life.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 744 Seiten

Größe: 3,5 MB

ISBN: 8596547305675