by Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. 1879
Number of pages: 323
This book surveys the life and works of the author of Vanity Fair. It remains a useful introductory text about an author who is still popular today, and offers insights into Victorian assumptions about novel writing, as well as providing an account of Thackeray's life and career which benefits from Trollope's personal knowledge of his subject.
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