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PITHY QUOTE FROM Trollope: Novels

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"Depend upon it, our best chance of escaping the mischief he is empowered to do us is by soothing him into the belief that his nice little revenue is a pension, and not a salary, and that he had much better employ himself in fishing for trout than in teaching the local guardians of the poor how to perform a duty of which they know much, and of which he knows nothing. Let us hope the best from his placid and gentlemanlike exterior – let us hope that he will let us alone.”

The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. Volume 4, Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day (1843), Volume 1

The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. Electronic Editions. book cover

The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. Electronic Editions.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-060-8

Language: English

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Frances Trollope. Detail: Oil on canvas by Auguste Hervieu, circa 1832

Trollope, Frances Milton. The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. General editor, Brenda Ayres. Editor, Christian Sutphin. 4 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.

  • Vol 1. The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw: Or Scenes on the Mississippi (1836)
  • Vol. 2. The Vicar of Wrexhill (1837)
  • Vol. 3. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy (1840)
  • Vol. 4. Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day (1843)