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Skilton, David 1942-

Works: 74 works in 375 publications in 2 languages and 7,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  History  Satire  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Skilton
The English novel : Defoe to the Victorians by David Skilton( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )
26 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The warden interacts with citizens in the cathedral town of Barchester during the 19th century"--NoveList
Anthony Trollope and his contemporaries; a study in the theory and conventions of mid-Victorian fiction by David Skilton( Book )
35 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lady Audley's secret by M. E Braddon( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lady Audley's Secret (1862) was one of the most widely read novels in the Victorian period. It exemplifies "sensation fiction" in featuring a beautiful criminal heroine, an amateur detective, blackmail, arson, violence, and plenty of suspenseful action. To its contemporary readers, it also offered the thrill of uncovering blackmail and criminal violence within the homes of the upper class. The novel makes trenchant critiques of Victorian gender roles and social stereotypes, and it creates significant sympathy for the heroine, despite her criminal acts, as she suffers from the injustices of the "marriage market" and rebels against them." "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a broad selection of primary source material, including reproduction of the twenty-two woodcut illustrations from the London Journal serialization of the novel, two Victorian dramatizations of the work, satirical commentaries, and contemporary reviews."--Jacket
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 487 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 )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 447 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 )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Thorne, orphaned (and illegitimate) niece of Dr. Thorne, has long been a favorite at Greshamsbury House--until Lady Arabella Gresham learns that her only son Frank is in love with Mary. The unhappy Mary is banished forthwith, because the Gresham family fortunes are so depleted that Frank must marry money. Frank, however, is one of the few completely honorable young men in Trollope's novels and remains stubbornly true to his love. Well, he does propose to another woman, at the insistence of his mother, but only with the virtual certainty that he will be rejected--as indeed he is. The lady is Miss Dunstable, one of Trollope's most delightful characters, a fabulously wealthy thirtyish heiress of an ointment company. She is a bold, witty woman, not beautiful, but attractive in her way, whose wealth invites countless proposals. After the rather complicated plot unfolds, the tables are completely turned, and Mary is eagerly welcomed by Lady Arabella (who, of course, has always loved her) as the savior of the family. - Open Library
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 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
The Early and mid-Victorian novel ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 277 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 )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 240 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 )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 216 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 )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 195 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 )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 172 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 164 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 of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope( Book )
5 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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He Knew He Was Right (1869) is a novel rife with plot and subplots--about marriage, engagements (both kept and broken) and people with and without fortunes. Its main story concerns Louis Trevelyan, a wealthy young gentleman, whose marriage to Emily Rowley falls apart because of his wild jealousy, and his stubborn wife's refusal to submit
The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although his literary reputation has waxed and waned over the years, Anthony Trollope's work has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, and may prominent writers and thinkers are professed fans. The Belton Estate is linked thematically with many of his previous works; it follows the family relationships that are rent asunder in the aftermath of several relatives' deaths as the estate is settled among the survivors
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Skilton, David John 1942-
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