WorldCat Identities

Skilton, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 351 publications in 2 languages and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  History  Political fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Pastoral fiction  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 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warden by Anthony Trollope( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 906 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 )

37 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 854 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 570 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 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 422 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 )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 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 by David Skilton( Book )

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

The Claverings by Anthony Trollope( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 268 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
Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England by Barbara Dennis( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Waters, an English story by George Moore( Book )

18 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 )

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 208 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 189 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
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 173 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 161 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)
The small house at Allington by Anthony Trollope( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the problems and pleasures of English country life, with digressions into life in London and high society
The vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Fenwick, the vicar of the title and a likeable and energetic clergyman, sets out to prove a young man's innocence in a murder and to prevent the eviction of a prostitute from her home
 
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The warden
Alternative Names
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 ThorneTess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticismThe ClaveringsEsther Waters, an English story