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Skilton, David 1942-

Works: 114 works in 584 publications in 3 languages and 8,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Skilton
Lady Audley's secret by M. E Braddon( )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lady Audley's Secret (1862) subtly undermined the Victorian myth that female self-assertion was a form of insanity. At the same time it established the prolific Mary Elizabeth Braddon as a leading 'sensation' novelist, a rival to the master of the genre, Wilkie Collins. Flouting the Victorian convention of the 'blue-eyed wax-doll' heroine, Braddon presented a sexually attractive woman with great depth and complexity of character: a woman, as one contemporary critic put it, 'high-strung...full of passion, purpose, and movement - very liable to error'. This novel can now be seen as an anticipation of Ibsen's great dramas, and as an unabashed bid for feeedom from the constraints of Victorian womanhood."--BOOK JACKET
The English novel : Defoe to the Victorians by David Skilton( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

39 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 921 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 )

44 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1972, the second edition of this highly respected classic of Trollope criticism will be welcomed by Trollope scholars everywhere. David Skilton examines the literary background against which Trollope wrote, and drawing on the vast evidence of mid-Victorian periodical criticism, he shows how this criticism controlled the novelist's creativity. He then goes on to examine Trollope's particular type of realism in the context of the theories of literary imagination current in the 1860s. 'A book I admire. It has been of great value to me.' - J. Hillis Miller 'The first and still the best study of Trollope's relationships, connections and interactions with the literary world of his own time. Skilton's is the necessary introduction to any serious investigation of Trollope's fiction.' - John Sutherland
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope examines the question of legal advocacy and moral right. The 19th century was an era when winning a legal case depended on which side could hire the advocate better able to make witnesses tell the story that supports the advocate's client
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 460 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
The Early and mid-Victorian novel by David Skilton( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5.3 Alexander Bain, from 'Literature of Plot-interest', The Emotions and the Will, 1859
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 387 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
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 386 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 )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Politics and Administration -- 1.1 Politics of the present, foreign and domestic -- 1.2 Mr. Bright and democracy -- 1.3 The ballot -- 1.4 Corrupt practices at parliamentary elections -- 1.5 Evidence to the Playfair Commission -- 1.6 The Poor Law and charity -- 1.7 Mr. Gladstone and our Empire -- 1.8 Two Trips to Gorilla Land -- 2 The Gentleman -- 2.1 Character - the true Gentleman -- 2.2 The grand old name of Gentleman -- 2.3 Mill on Liberty
The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-born Victorian Harry Clavering chose to become a civil engineer. "... [H]e wants to transform the world with railways and bridges. Julia Brabazon, his first love, declines to face financial hardship with him, and jilts him for a ... decrepit nobleman, Lord Ongar. Two years later, a rich young widow, she reappears and forces Harry Clavering to choose between the comforts of a moneyed wife and the honourable course of marrying his financée, Florence Burton, and pursuing his avowed career. His struggles of conscience contrast ... with the emotional strength of the two women." -- Cover, page [4]
Esther Waters, an English story by George Moore( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduced and abandoned by her lover, Esther must raise her child alone. Employed first as a wet-nurse by heartless Mrs. Rivers, then enslaved by miserly Mrs. Bingley, Esther bears her trials supported by faith and the love of her child
The law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years ago, her husband stood accused of murder -- and the verdict that came in from the jury was the Scottish Verdict, Not Proven. The jury had not evidence enough to convict him -- nor enough to comfortably exonerate him. Eustace could not bear the weight of her discovery; he fled to the continent, to live in anonymity. But Valeria knew her husband and she loved him. She knew he was innocent, too, with the sort of intuition that guides the lucky flawlessly. And she set out to prove it to the world
The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 223 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 191 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
The fixed period : a novel by Anthony Trollope( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 190 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
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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografi af den engelske forfatter (1815-1882)
Can you forgive her? by Anthony Trollope( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? is the first of the six Palliser novels. In this volume Trollope examines parliamentary election and marriage, politics and privacy. He dissects the Victorian upper class. Issues and people shed their pretenses under his patient, ironic probe. But it is on women and their predicament that Trollope particularly focuses. "What should a woman do with her life?" asks Alice Vavasor. And each woman, being different and unique, has her own answer, from the uncomfortably married Lady Glencora to the coquettish Mrs. Greenow, to Alice's clear-headed cousin Kate
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank has but one duty before him. He must marry money.'The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a girl with no money and mysterious parentage. He faces a terrible dilemma: should he save the estate, or marry the girl he loves? Mary, too, has to battle her feelings, knowing that marrying Frank would ruin his family and fly in the face of his mother's opposition. Her pride is matched by that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has todecide whether to reveal a secret that would res
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The warden
The wardenAnthony Trollope and his contemporaries: a study in the theory and conventions of mid-Victorian fictionOrley FarmFramley ParsonageDoctor ThorneTess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticismThe ClaveringsEsther Waters, an English story
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Skilton, David John 1942-

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