“No one is so critical as a lover,” says Cockshut in his summary discussion of Trollope’s political novels,1 and this aptly characterizes the duality of their treatment of political themes. One satirizes to cure; loving the folly he mocks — or at the very least fascinated by it — Trollope shows how deeply he cares, how he reveres even as he slashes.
KeywordsSummary Discussion Modern Liberal Selfish Nature Front Porch Dangerous Manipulator
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