Anthony Trollope, An Eye for An Eye

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Although written in 1870, this relatively brief Irish novel was not published until it was serialised in the Whitehall Review in 1878-79. Such was Trollope’s productivity at the time of its creation that the explanation for the delay may lie simply in a judicious holding back of work for later publication. 1869-70 saw the publication of Phineas Finn and He Knew He was Right in book form following earlier serialisation; The Vicar of Bullhampton, and Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite in serial and book form; the serialisation of Ralph the Heir; the appearance of a collection of short stories and a translation of The Commentaries of Caesar. It is also possible, however, that Trollope was made hesitant by a prevailing resistance to Irish stories, something he had described in an earlier…

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Citation: Siddle, Yvonne. "An Eye for An Eye". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 August 2009 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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