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Skilton, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 445 publications in 2 languages and 8,005 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral fiction  History  Political fiction  Satire  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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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 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 897 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 )

38 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 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
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 482 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 )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lengthy novel of family life, a drama of guilt and shame based on the forged codicil to a will
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family of the Squire of Greshamsbury opposes the marriage of their son and heir Frank Gresham to Mary Thorne, the niece of the village physician, Dr. Thorne; they insist that Frank "marry money."
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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
The Early and mid-Victorian novel by David Skilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England by Barbara Dennis( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 266 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
Esther Waters, an English story by George Moore( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 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 law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 219 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
The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser's own wife, Lady Glencora. But when the interloper makes a socially advantageous marriage, Palliser must decide whether to stand by his wife's support for Lopez in a by-election or leave him to face exposure as a fortune-hunting adventurer. A novel of social, sexual and domestic politics, The Prime Minister raises one of the most enduring questions in government - whether a morally scrupulous gentleman can make an effective leader"--Publisher's description
The golden lion of Granpère by Anthony Trollope( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a village in the Vosges mountains in north-eastern France, the 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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 160 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 145 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 42 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 37 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
Alternative Names
Skilton, David

Skilton, David John 1942-

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Chinese (2)

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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 ClaveringsEsther Waters, an English story