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Skilton, David 1942-

Works: 86 works in 481 publications in 2 languages and 7,919 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Political fiction  Satire  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4748, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Skilton
The English novel : Defoe to the Victorians by David Skilton( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Warden centers on Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity who is nevertheless in possession of an income from a charity far in excess of the sum devoted to the purposes of the foundation
Anthony Trollope and his contemporaries; a study in the theory and conventions of mid-Victorian fiction by David Skilton( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Audley's secret by M. E Braddon( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Graham marries lord Michael Audley and all seems well, until Lord Audley's nephew's friend goes missing whist on a visit to Audley court and fingers start pointing towards the girlish though mysterious Lady Audley ... A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as well as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy and fraud all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure. A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fortune smiles on Mark Robarts, a young man of charm and principle. Not only has Lady Lufton appointed him Vicar of Framley, but he has also been blessed with a happy marriage. Yet, his naivety and social ambition draw him toward a sophisticated, worldly set who question his moral values and sense of honour. Falling under the spell of the roguish Nathaniel Sowerby, Robarts is brought to the edge of ruin. Only his friends can save him but will they discover his predicament in time? For Lady Lufton there are further trials and tribulations when she suspects her son of forming an unsuitable attachment. Anthony Trollope brings all his accustomed wit, perceptive eye and lively comic touches to this matchless portrayal of nineteenth century life. Published to great acclaim in 1860, Framley Parsonage is one of his most popular novels and the fourth in the Barsetshire Chronicles."--Publisher's description
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow and her infant son come into possession of a small farm after the death of her wealthy husband, who leaves the bulk of his estate to his first family. The upheavals set in motion by this bequest--which come to involve a criminal investigation and court case--cast a long shadow over the lives of Trollope's characters
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fine country house set in rolling acres, a handsome young master and his beautiful sweetheart. A timeless, idyllic English scene. Yet something is wrong with this perfect picture. With all its pleasing vistas, Frank Gresham's vast estate is a landscape of debt, every last piece mortgaged by a feckless father. And the only birthright of Mary Thorne, the beloved niece of the village's respected doctor, is the stigma of illegitimacy
The Early and mid-Victorian novel by David Skilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4.6 G.H. Lewes, 'Realism in Art', Westminster Review, 1858 -- 4.7 George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859 -- 4.8 G.H. Lewes, 'The Novels of Jane Austen', Blackwood's Magazine, 1859 -- 4.9 David Masson, British Novelists and Their Styles, 1859 -- 4.10 R.H. Hutton, 'The Genius of Dickens', Spectator, 1870 -- 4.11 Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography, 1883, written 1875-6 -- 5 Plot and character: realism and sensationalism -- 5.1 E.B. Hamley, 'Remonstrance with Dickens', Blackwood's Magazine, 1857 -- 5.2 Walter Bagehot, review of Lost and Won by G.M. Craik, Saturday Review, 1859
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess struggles to overcome poverty and ignorance, but is no match for the wiles of various men, who use her and then condemn her. She is a classic tragic hero, good of heart but damned by society
Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England by Barbara Dennis( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6.3 An inquiry into the state of girls' fashionable schools -- 6.4 The University of London and middle-class education -- 6.5 Universities of England - Oxford -- 6.6 Queen's College, London -- 6.7 Technical education a national want -- 7 Leisure and the Arts -- 7.1 Sundays and festivals -- 7.2 Pictures and picture-criticism -- 7.3 A petition to novel-writers -- 7.4 A word about our theatres -- 7.5 The present state of photography -- 7.6 A sportsman's apology -- Further Reading -- Index
The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first appearance in 1867, this novel has been acclaimed as one of Trollope's most successful protrayals of mid-Victorian life. The Claverings is filled with contemporary detail and shows, as Trollope often does, the weakness of men and the emotional strength of women
The law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valeria Woodville must unravel the secrets of her husband's earlier life; she takes the law into her own hands and becomes one of the first woman detectives in fiction
Esther Waters, an English story by George Moore( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esther Waters (1894) was one of the first English novels to defeat Victorian moral censorship. George Moore's story of a mother's fight for the life of her illegitimate son won Mr Gladstone's approval and was admitted, unaltered, into those bastions of Victorian conformity, the circulating libraries. Esther Waters is forced to leave home and become a servant in a well-to-do household. Seduced in a moment of weakness she has to leave her position and the novel charts her poignant story of poverty and hardship: first the lying-in hospital, then service as a wet-nurse, and even the workhouse as she struggles to look after her child."--Back cover
The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a morally scrupulous English gentleman make an effective Prime Minister? This is one of the enduringly fascinating problems posed in The Prime Minister (1876). And as Plantaganet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, overenthusiastically supported by Lady Glencora, presides over the Coalition government, Trollope reaches into the highest echelons of the English establishment, depicting political realities rather than ideology, portraying social, sexual and domestic politics as well as the public variety. The world of the novel is perplexed and dominated by the handsome impostor Ferdinand Lopez. Even the Duke and Duchess are not immune to his malign influence, as Lopez pursues Emily Wharton for her charm and her fortune, and plots to win membership of that most exclusive of English clubs, the Houses of Parliament
The golden lion of Granpère by Anthony Trollope( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a village in the Vosges mountains in north-eastern France, this short and very entertaining novel concerns the events in the lives of an innkeeper's family; the relationship between George Voss, the landlord's son, and his beloved Marie, the rivalry between Voss and another suitor for Marie's hand in marriage, and the results of a betrothal based on mutual misunderstandings
Defoe to the Victorians : two centuries of the English novel by David Skilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fixed period : a novel by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope's only science fiction novel, written in 1880, is set in the year 1980 on an island near New Zealand where euthanasia for citizens over the age of 67 is compulsory
An autobiography by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografi af den engelske forfatter (1815-1882)
He knew he was right by Anthony Trollope( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central theme of the novel is the sexual jealousy of Louis Trevelyan who unjustly accuses his wife Emily of a liaison with a friend of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into madness, Trollope gives us a profound psychological study in which Louis' obsessive delirium is comparable to the tormented figure of Othello, tragically flawed by self-deception. Against the disintegration of the Trevelyans' marriage, a lively cast of characters explore the ideas of female emancipation and how to distinguish between obedience and subjection. Although himself no supporter of women's rights, in this novel some of Trollope's most spirited characters are single women. Published in 1869, the same year as John Stuart Mills' The Subjection of Women and while the Divorce Act was a relative novelty, He Knew He Was Right was a timely novel, drawing a fine line between the obedience of women within marriage and their total possession by men. "--Amazon
The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Chronicle of Barset is the grand finale to the Barsetshire sereis of novels, Trollope's magnificent portrayal of the professional and landed classes of Victorian England. The plot focuses on Mr. Crawley, the fanatically proud curate of Hogglestock already known to readers of Framley Parsonage. Accused of theft and persecuted by the domineering Mrs. Proudie and her self-righteous followers, he is perhaps Trollope's only character conceived on a heroic scale, and his sufferings reach a tragic intensity. Other familiar characters on the Barsetshire landscape include Mr. Harding, whose old age is movingly described; Grace Crawley, who becomes romantically involved with Major Grantly; and Johnny Eames, who continues his pursuit of Lily Dale but becomes entangled in a dangerous flirtation with the intriguing Madalina Demolines. Lady Lufton, Mr. Robarts, the Greshams, and the Thornes also reappear to play their final part in the Barsetshire drama. - Back cover
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The warden
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Skilton, David

Skilton, David John 1942-

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Anthony Trollope and his contemporaries; a study in the theory and conventions of mid-Victorian fictionLady Audley's secretFramley ParsonageOrley FarmDoctor ThorneTess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticismThe ClaveringsThe law and the lady