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Skilton, David

Overview
Works: 5 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 163 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Sources  Romance fiction 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Skilton
He knew he was right by Anthony Trollope( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The central theme of the novel is the sexual jealousy of Louis Trevelyan who unjustly accuses his wife Emily of a liaison with a friend of her father's. As his suspicion deepens into madness, Trollope gives us a profound psychological study in which Louis' obsessive delirium is comparable to the tormented figure of Othello, tragically flawed by self-deception. Against the disintegration of the Trevelyans' marriage, a lively cast of characters explore the ideas of female emancipation and how to distinguish between obedience and subjection. Although himself no supporter of women's rights, in this novel some of Trollope's most spirited characters are single women. Published in 1869, the same year as John Stuart Mills' The Subjection of Women and while the Divorce Act was a relative novelty, He Knew He Was Right was a timely novel, drawing a fine line between the obedience of women within marriage and their total possession by men. "--Amazon
The Belton estate by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel concerned with the plight of unmarried, poor women in 19th century England
Reform and intellectual debate in Victorian England by Barbara Dennis( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trollope Society edition of the novels of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Waters, an English story by George Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esther Waters (1894) was one of the first English novels to defeat Victorian moral censorship. George Moore's story of a mother's fight for the life of her illegitimate son won Mr Gladstone's approval and was admitted, unaltered, into those bastions of Victorian conformity, the circulating libraries. Esther Waters is forced to leave home and become a servant in a well-to-do household. Seduced in a moment of weakness she has to leave her position and the novel charts her piognant story of poverty and hardship: first the lying-in hospital, then service as a wet-nurse, and even the workhouse as she struggles to look after her child. Adapting the French literary practices of sexual frankness and social exploration to the British climate, Moore produced his masterpiece ... A landmark in puiblishing history, it is also one of the finest of naturalistic novels."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.15 for The Belton ... to 0.87 for The Trollo ...)

He knew he was right
Languages
English (27)

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Esther Waters, an English story