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Kept in the Dark [Paperback]

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Kept in the Dark (1882) by Anthony Trollope, one of his final works, contains all the elements for which the author is so well-loved, the ups and downs, tragedy and joy of relationships, rendered with the sensibility of Jane Austen and the heartwarming cheer of Dickens.

Here, couples love and fight, engagements are made and broken, romantic deceptions, misunderstandings and wonderful revelations come to light, as only Trollope could write them.

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 12, 2007
Publisher   Norilana Books
ISBN  1934648116  
ISBN13  9781934648117  

Availability  62 units.
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Simon Dentith is Professor of English at the University of Reading.

Anthony Trollope lived in London. Anthony Trollope was born in 1815 and died in 1882.

Anthony Trollope has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Barnes & Noble Classics
  2. English Library
  3. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Secrets and the strength of love  Oct 13, 2006
One of Trollope's later and shorter novels, this tells the story of a woman who keeps secret from her husband a previous engagement to another man; when he finally finds out about it he leaves her. What happens is this: Cecilia Holt decides to break off her engagement to the neglectful Sir Francis Geraldine. Later she meets and falls in love with George Western, who has also been jilted; he tells her about his past, but she doesn't reveal hers to him, and then they marry. But Sir Francis writes to Western and spills the beans; appalled by Cecilia's silence and soon suspicious of her motives, leaves her. By the end all is made right by Western's sister Lady Grant.

The central episode that drives the novel seems like a mountain made out of a molehill today, but Cecilia Holt is an excellently drawn character - strong and determined (maybe too much so). She refuses Western's money after he leaves her and expects him to apologize to her when he returns. Trollope's realism is in full control when at the end Cecilia has romantic notions regarding Western's return, but Trollope will have none of it; Western's stoicism is something Cecilia is just going to have to accept. Some of the secondary scenes, especially those involving Sir Francis and Miss Altifiorla, are quite humorous. This novel doesn't rank with Trollope's very best work, but it's still entertaining and interesting in its own way.
Best Kept in the Dark  Jul 21, 2006
I am an avid fan of Trollope, but even so, I was unwilling to work through this difficult-to-read double-column format wrapped in a garish cover. I presume the original was in a 19th century magazine and this is merely photo-offset, but the product is clumsy and wearisome to the eye.
an affirmation of marriage  Dec 3, 1999
An editorial review mentioned that this is a story about the near-destruction of a marriage. I see it, rather, as the affirmation of true marriage. Both the hero and heroine--having been misled about the character of previous betrothal connections must overcome feelings of distrust and personal pride to come to a true understanding . . . Trollope uses this novel to show that honesty and integrity are not just virtues; they are essentials. In a time when so many best-sellers end in divorce, Trollope's characters come to the end of this short novel stronger and more true--and still married. And those who are untrue are exposed along the way.

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