The Way We Live Now

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

The Way We Live Now is a scathing satirical novel published in London in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialization. It was regarded by many of Trollope's contemporaries as his finest work.

One of his longest novels (it contains a hundred chapters), The Way We Live Now is particularly rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the early 1870s, and lashes at the pervading dishonesty of the age, commercial, political, moral, and intellectual. It is one of the last memorable Victorian novels to have been published in monthly parts. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Ch. 001 Three Editors Debra Lynn
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Play 02 Ch. 002 The Carbury Family Debra Lynn
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Play 03 Ch. 003 The Beargarden Debra Lynn
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Play 04 Ch. 004 Madame Melmotte's Ball Debra Lynn
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Play 05 Ch. 005 After The Ball Debra Lynn
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Play 06 Ch. 006 Roger Carbury And Paul Montague Debra Lynn
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Play 07 Ch. 007 Mentor Debra Lynn
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Play 08 Ch. 008 Love-Sick Debra Lynn
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Play 09 Ch. 009 The Great Railway To Vera Cruz Debra Lynn
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Play 10 Ch. 010 Mr Fisker's Success Debra Lynn
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Play 11 Ch. 011 Lady Carbury At Home Debra Lynn
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Play 12 Ch. 012 Sir Felix In His Mother's House Debra Lynn
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Play 13 Ch. 013 The Longestaffes Debra Lynn
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Play 14 Ch. 014 Carbury Manor Debra Lynn
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Play 15 Ch. 015 'You Should Remember That I Am His Mother' Debra Lynn
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Play 16 Ch. 016 The Bishop And The Priest Debra Lynn
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Play 17 Ch. 017 Marie Melmotte Hears A Love Tale Debra Lynn
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Play 18 Ch. 018 Ruby Ruggles Hears A Love Tale Debra Lynn
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Play 19 Ch. 019 Hetta Carbury Hears A Love Tale Debra Lynn
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Play 20 Ch. 020 Lady Pomona's Dinner Party Debra Lynn
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Play 21 Ch. 021 Everybody Goes To Them Debra Lynn
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Play 22 Ch. 022 Lord Nidderdale's Morality Debra Lynn
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Play 23 Ch. 023 'Yes I'm A Baronet' Debra Lynn
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Play 24 Ch. 024 Miles Grendall's Triumph Debra Lynn
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Play 25 Ch. 025 In Grosvenor Square Debra Lynn
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Play 26 Ch. 026 Mrs Hurtle Debra Lynn
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Play 27 Ch. 027 Mrs Hurtle Goes To The Play Debra Lynn
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Play 28 Ch. 028 Dolly Longestaffe Goes Into The City Debra Lynn
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Play 29 Ch. 029 Miss Melmotte's Courage Debra Lynn
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Play 30 Ch. 030 Mr Melmotte's Promise Debra Lynn
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Play 31 Ch. 031 Mr Broune Has Made Up His Mind Debra Lynn
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Play 32 Ch. 032 Lady Monogram Debra Lynn
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Play 33 Ch. 033 John Crumb Debra Lynn
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Play 34 Ch. 034 Ruby Ruggles Obeys Her Grandfather Debra Lynn
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Play 35 Ch. 035 Melmotte's Glory Debra Lynn
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Play 36 Ch. 036 Mr Broune's Perils Debra Lynn
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Play 37 Ch. 037 The Board-Room Debra Lynn
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Play 38 Ch. 038 Paul Montague's Troubles Debra Lynn
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Play 39 Ch. 039 'I Do Love Him' Debra Lynn
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Play 40 Ch. 040 'Unanimity Is The Very Soul Of These Things' Debra Lynn
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Play 41 Ch. 041 All Prepared Debra Lynn
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Play 42 Ch. 042 'Can You Be Ready In Ten Minutes?' Debra Lynn
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Play 43 Ch. 043 The City Road Debra Lynn
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Play 44 Ch. 044 The Coming Election Debra Lynn
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Play 45 Ch. 045 Mr Melmotte Is Pressed For Time Debra Lynn
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Play 46 Ch. 046 Roger Carbury And His Two Friends Debra Lynn
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Play 47 Ch. 047 Mrs Hurtle At Lowestoft Debra Lynn
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Play 48 Ch. 048 Ruby A Prisoner Debra Lynn
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Play 49 Ch. 049 Sir Felix Makes Himself Ready Debra Lynn
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Play 50 Ch. 050 The Journey To Liverpool Debra Lynn
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Play 51 Ch. 051 Which Shall It Be? Debra Lynn
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Play 52 Ch. 052 The Results Of Love And Wine Debra Lynn
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Play 53 Ch. 053 A Day In The City Debra Lynn
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Play 54 Ch. 054 The India Office Debra Lynn
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Play 55 Ch. 055 Clerical Charities Debra Lynn
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Play 56 Ch. 056 Father Barham Visits London Debra Lynn
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Play 57 Ch. 057 Lord Nidderdale Tries His Hand Again Debra Lynn
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Play 58 Ch. 058 Mr Squercum Is Employed Debra Lynn
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Play 59 Ch. 059 The Dinner Debra Lynn
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Play 60 Ch. 060 Miss Longestaffe's Lover Debra Lynn
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Play 61 Ch. 061 Lady Monogram Prepares For The Party Debra Lynn
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Play 62 Ch. 062 The Party Debra Lynn
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Play 63 Ch. 063 Mr Melmotte On The Day Of The Election Debra Lynn
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Play 64 Ch. 064 The Election Debra Lynn
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Play 65 Ch. 065 Miss Longestaffe Writes Home Debra Lynn
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Play 66 Ch. 066 'So Shall Be My Enmity' Debra Lynn
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Play 67 Ch. 067 Sir Felix Protects His Sister Debra Lynn
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Play 68 Ch. 068 Miss Melmotte Declares Her Purpose Debra Lynn
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Play 69 Ch. 069 Melmotte In Parliament Debra Lynn
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Play 70 Ch. 070 Sir Felix Meddles With Many Matters Debra Lynn
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Play 71 Ch. 071 John Crumb Falls Into Trouble Debra Lynn
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Play 72 Ch. 072 'Ask Himself' Debra Lynn
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Play 73 Ch. 073 Marie's Fortune Debra Lynn
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Play 74 Ch. 074 Melmotte Makes A Friend Debra Lynn
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Play 75 Ch. 075 In Bruton Street Debra Lynn
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Play 76 Ch. 076 Hetta And Her Lover Debra Lynn
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Play 77 Ch. 077 Another Scene In Bruton Street Debra Lynn
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Play 78 Ch. 078 Miss Longestaffe Again At Caversham Debra Lynn
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Play 79 Ch. 079 The Brehgert Correspondence Debra Lynn
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Play 80 Ch. 080 Ruby Prepares For Service Debra Lynn
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Play 81 Ch. 081 Mr Cohenlupe Leaves London Debra Lynn
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Play 82 Ch. 082 Marie's Perseverance Debra Lynn
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Play 83 Ch. 083 Melmotte Again At The House Debra Lynn
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Play 84 Ch. 084 Paul Montague's Vindication Debra Lynn
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Play 85 Ch. 085 Breakfast In Berkeley Square Debra Lynn
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Play 86 Ch. 086 The Meeting In Bruton Street Debra Lynn
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Play 87 Ch. 087 Down At Carbury Debra Lynn
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Play 88 Ch. 088 The Inquest Debra Lynn
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Play 89 Ch. 089 'The Wheel Of Fortune' Debra Lynn
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Play 90 Ch. 090 Hetta's Sorrow Debra Lynn
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Play 91 Ch. 091 The Rivals Debra Lynn
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Play 92 Ch. 092 Hamilton K. Fisker Again Debra Lynn
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Play 93 Ch. 093 A True Lover Debra Lynn
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Play 94 Ch. 094 John Crumb's Victory Debra Lynn
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Play 95 Ch. 095 The Longestaffe Marriages Debra Lynn
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Play 96 Ch. 096 Where 'The Wild Asses Quench Their Thirst' Debra Lynn
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Play 97 Ch. 097 Mrs Hurtle's Fate Debra Lynn
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Play 98 Ch. 098 Marie Melmotte's Fate Debra Lynn
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Play 99 Ch. 099 Lady Carbury And Mr Broune Debra Lynn
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Play 100 Ch. 100 Down In Suffolk Debra Lynn
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