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The three clerks / Anthony Trollope ; edited by Paul Delany.

Author/creator Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 author.
Other author/creatorDelany, Paul, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Victoria, BC, Canada : ELS Editions, [2019?]
Description479 pages ; 26 cm.
Variant title 3 clerks
Series [ELS ; 112]
ELS monograph series ; no. 112. ^A87311
Contents The weights and measures -- The internal navigation -- The woodwards -- Captain cuttwater -- Bushey park -- Sir Gregory Hardlines -- Mr. Fidus neverbend -- The Hon. Undecimus Scott -- Mr. Manylodes -- Wheal Mary Jane -- The three kings -- Consolation -- A communication of importance -- Very sad -- Norman returns to town -- The first wedding -- The honourable Mrs. Val and Miss Golightly -- A day with one of the Navvies : morning -- A day with one of the Navvies : afternoon -- A day with one of the Navvies : evening -- Hampton court bridge -- Crinoline and Macassar; or, my aunt's will -- Surbiton colloquies -- Mr. McBuffer accepts the Chiltern hundreds -- Chiswick gardens -- Katie's first ball -- Exelsior -- The civil service -- Outerman v. Tudor -- Easy is the slope of Hell -- Mrs. Woodward's request -- How Apollo saved the Navvy -- The parliamentary committee -- To stand, or not to stand -- Westminster hall -- Mrs. Val's new carriage -- Ticklish stock -- Tribulation -- Alaric Tudor takes a walk -- The last breakfast -- Mr. Chaffanbrass -- The old Bailey -- A parting interview -- Millbank -- The criminal population is disposed of -- The fate of the Navvies -- Mr. Nogo's last question -- Conclusion.
Abstract "Among Trollope's novels, The Three Clerks is unusual for being published in two versions. As Paul Delany tells us in his introduction to the novel, Trollope chose to make substantial cuts to the three-volume first edition to reduce production costs for a cheap edition. He marked about 13,700 words for deletion--about six percent of the text. The shortened Three Clerks is a significant record of Trollope's self-criticism, which is why this edition restores his cuts in italics. He had to decide which parts of his text were disposable and which essential; or even just which parts he liked more than others. In his Autobiography he boasted that few writers had written more words than him; the present edition shows his performance at the opposite task, of writing fewer" -- page 4 of cover.
General noteOriginally published in three volumes. London : Richard Bentley, 1858.
General noteSeries statement from publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 467-468).
Other formsIssued also in electronic format.
Issued in other formOnline version: Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Three clerks. Victoria, BC : ELS Editions, 2019 1550586270 9781550586275
ISBN9781550586268 (softcover)
ISBN1550586262 (softcover)

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