Dr. Wortle's School

Dr. Wortle’s School


Editor/introduction: Mick Imlah
Notes by: Mick Imlah

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140434040
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Mr Peacocke, a Classical scholar, has come to Broughtonshire with his beautiful American wife to live as a schoolmaster. But when the blackmailing brother of her American first husband appears at the school gates, their dreadful secret is revealed, and the county is scandalized. In the character of Dr Wortle, the combative but warm-hearted headmaster, who takes the couple’s part in the face of general ostracism, there is an element of self-portrait. There are echoes, too, in Wortle’s gallantry to Mrs Peacocke, of Trollope’s own attachment to the vivacious Bostonian, Kate Field.

With its scathing depiction of American manhood, its jousting with convention and its amiable, egotistical protagonist, Dr Wortle’s School (1879) is one of the sharpest and most engaging of Trollope’s later novels.

Dr. Wortle's School

Dr. Wortle’s School

Anthony Trollope, Editor/introduction: Mick Imlah, Notes by: Mick Imlah

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