Lot 233 of 377:
Trollope's novel which served as the basis of Reade's play Shilly Shally  

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Ralph the Heir

Trollope, Anthony


Hurst and Blackett



3 volumes. 8vo, later red half morocco by Sotheran, red cloth sides, gilt lettering. Half-titles present; bound without the 16 page publisher's catalogue in vol. 3.  First edition.

“This is the novel of which Charles Reade afterwards took the plot and made it into a play [Shilly Shally]. I have always thought it to be one of the worst novels I have written, and almost to have justified that dictum that a novelist after fifty should not write love-stories” - Trollope’s Autobiography.  Sadleir, Trollope, 37; Wolff 6793; NCBEL III, 883.

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Edgewear; slight foxing; very good.

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