In the wonderful clarity of its narrative line and thematic focus, Dr. Wortle's School, rarely reprinted since its original publication in 1880, remains one of the most readable, compelling, and fascinating of Trollope's forty-seven novels-and indisputably one of his finest.
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About the Author
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote novels on political, social and gender issues and other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life but he had regained the esteem of critics by the mid-20th century. Trollope began writing on the numerous long train trips around Ireland he had to take to carry out his postal duties. Setting very firm goals about how much he would write each day, he eventually became one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote his earliest novels while working as a Post Office inspector, occasionally dipping into the "lost-letter" box for ideas.
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Dr. Wortle's School based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Trollope is always a delight to read! His characters are well-drawn -- each with many virtues and usually with many small vices. He is also a master at delineating Victorian morals and manners -- and in this case (as in many others) showing not only hypocrisy but something worse: confusing conventional morality with morality. The story moves swiftly, but not without witty and emotional diversions.