The WAy We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

  • December 18, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The Way We Live Now, inspired by the financial scandals of the 1870s, is a satirical novel published in 1875.

In his autobiography, Trollope described his motivations for writing the novel as follows:

Nevertheless a certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places, has become at the same time so rampant and so splendid that there seems to be reason for fearing that men and women will be taught to feel that dishonesty, if it can become splendid, will cease to be abominable. If dishonesty can live in a gorgeous palace with pictures on all its walls, and gems in all its cupboards, with marble and ivory in all its corners, and can give Apician dinners, and get into Parliament, and deal in millions, then dishonesty is not disgraceful, and the man dishonest after such a fashion is not a low scoundrel. Instigated, I say, by some such reflections as these, I sat down in my new house to write The Way We Live Now.

 

 

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  • Mabel

    Great meeting again, everyone! Looking forward to the next. Happy holidays and see you in the New Year.

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    Angie, I need your Skype name if I'm going to call into the meeting. You can just send me an email if you don't want to publicly post it here.

    December 15, 2012

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