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Skilton, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 456 publications in 2 languages and 7,910 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: 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 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 883 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 )

40 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 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 473 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 )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 450 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 424 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 394 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 )

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

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

17 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 258 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 241 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 222 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 209 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 Undetermined 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. This is a romance devoid of political dimension, yet acutely attentive to what a contemporary critic called 'the characteristic dress in which the small diplomacies of all kinds of social life clothe themselves'
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 143 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 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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Languages
English (335)

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