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Skilton, David 1942-

Works: 84 works in 466 publications in 2 languages and 7,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Satire  Fantasy fiction  Novels  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 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 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 878 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 )

41 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 )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 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 )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 468 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 )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 452 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 423 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."
The Early and mid-Victorian novel by David Skilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The age of the novel -- 1.1 E.B. Lytton, England and the English, 1833 -- 1.2 Thomas De Quincey, review of John Forster, The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith, North British Review, 1848 -- 1.3 Walter Bagehot, 'The Waverley Novels', National Review, 1858 -- 1.4 David Masson, British Novelists and Their Styles, 1859 -- 1.5 Review of Trollope's Framley Parsonage, Saturday Review, 1861
Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England by Barbara Dennis( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2.4 Professions and professional classes -- 2.5 The Gentleman's House -- 3 The Religious Debate -- 3.1 The causes of unbelief -- 3.2 Atheism -- 3.3 The tendencies of science -- 3.4 The attitude of the clergy towards science -- 3.5 The clergyman who subscribes for Colenso -- 3.6 The aims of the Cambridge Camden Society -- 3.7 The mode of dealing with popish tendencies -- 3.8 Auricular confession in the Church of England -- 3.9 Conformity sin, because unjust to Nonconformists -- 4 The Scientific Approach -- 4.1 Modern science -- 4.2 Utilitarianism and the summum bonum
The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 257 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 )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 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 220 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 207 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, The Golden Lion of Granpere (1867) was written when Trollope was at the height of his popularity. 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. A small-scale work, precise and detailed, it demonstrated a skill and level of social analysis peculiarly Trollope's own
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 157 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 142 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

A meglomaniacal tale of sexual jealousy
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 magnificnet 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 Mr. 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 ThorneThe ClaveringsEsther Waters, an English storyThe law and the lady