Trollope's Barsetshire novels : money as an artistic device for revealing character and theme

Yule, Laura Mary (1987) Trollope's Barsetshire novels : money as an artistic device for revealing character and theme. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Barsetshire novels, written at a time of great social change, bring into juxtaposition men and women radically different in culture and tradition: offering a contrast in thought and behaviour between London and the Southern countries of rural England. -- The worship of material progress and the commercial spirit pervaded Anthony Trollope's England. A keen observer of his fellows, Trollope saw how great was their desire for wealth and prestige and in each of his Barset novels he used money as a major or minor theme. He wrote in and of the world of the 1850's and 1860's, describing, fictionally, life as he knew it. He sees how strong is the corruptive influence of money in England's "Golden Age of Capitalism" and uses it as an artistic device to reveal character and theme in the novels of the Barsetshire series. -- Each novel is complete in itself but forms part of a composite whole. In all these novels Trollope uses money to unify theme, form, and structure and also as a touchstone for character.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7190
Item ID: 7190
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 188-197.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Great Britain
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882--Criticism and interpretation; Money in literature

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