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The Way We Live Now
The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
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Maeve1
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Good but super long - 2 months reading!
30th May 2023

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sisilia
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ A generous rating from me 🤪 My expectation was really high as this is my first Trollope. I find his engangement is on and off; he introduces too many themes but doesn‘t go deep in any of them. This is what annoys me the most 😤 … and also, the novel could be 200 pages shorter with tight editing. I‘d recommend Zola‘s Money and George Gissing‘s New Grub Street instead. Sigh… shall I still go ahead with Barsetshire series?

batsy I've only read the first two books in the series but I do get the sense that the loose, freewheeling bagginess of the books is intrinsic to his style 😆 He likes to use a lot of words lol. If you don't quite enjoy it here, the other books might be similarly off-putting. 14mo
deeannloso @sisilia I‘ve got just about all of his books. I love Anthony Trollope! 14mo
sisilia @batsy Oh no 🙈 Hahahah… I think I‘m so used to Zola‘s style. Rat tat tat tat from the start 14mo
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sisilia @deeannloso Wow! Which is your fav? 14mo
deeannloso @sisilia My favs are the Palliser series and The Way We Live Now. But I really like all of them. 14mo
Ruthiella What I love about Trollope is his heart. For example, I think he really cared about Marie Mellmotte and had true sympathy for Mrs. Hurtle. I also love how he addresses the reader directly. I feel like we are having a conversation across the years. You could try reading one of his shorter books and see how it goes. But I agree with @batsy , it might be his style isn‘t for you. For a shorter Trollope, try Doctor Wortle's School or 14mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Yes, it‘s the style for me 🙈 I will give it another try, though. Doctor Wortle‘s School sounds interesting. Thanks for the reco 😻 14mo
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sisilia
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🙄🙄🙄

Ruthiella Henrietta and her mother‘s indulgence of Felix will infuriate you. 1y
sisilia @Ruthiella Hahaha I‘m looking fwd to that 😄 1y
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sisilia
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Starting this 😃 for Chunkster Book Club meeting in May

JenniferP This is my favorite stand alone Trollope novel. Enjoy! 1y
Cathythoughts Stacking. ♥️ 1y
batsy Enjoy! I really want to read this (I know I say this about practically every book, but.. 😆) 1y
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Tamra @batsy 😅 isn‘t that the truth #readinglife 1y
batsy @Tamra Right? Litsy is the safe space 😁 1y
Ruthiella This is an awesome novel. I ❤️ Trollope. 1y
sisilia @JenniferP @Ruthiella So glad to hear. I heard it‘s similar to Zola‘s Money 1y
sisilia @Tamra @batsy Here‘s to our super long TBR list 😁🥂 1y
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merelybookish
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We've been watching adaptations of Victorian novels I've never read on Amazon. No idea if they're accurate but are enjoyable!
📺The Way We Live Now (2001). (Bonus. A young Cillian Murphy 😍)
📺 Vanity Fair (2018) (Bonus. A great soundtrack including some Kate Bush)

batsy Young! Cillian! 4y
Lcsmcat The Suchet adaptation of The Way We Live Now is pretty accurate, but the book has more humor in it, if I remember rightly. 4y
Kimberlone I love Cillian in The Way We Live Now!!! 4y
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merelybookish @batsy @Kimberlone He had such a baby face! I think he got more attractive with age! 3y
merelybookish @Lcsmcat Good to know. Maybe someday I'll read it when I'm in the mood for a chunkster. 🙂 3y
batsy @merelybookish He is aging very well, isn't he 🍷 3y
Kimberlone @merelybookish totally! Love him in peaky blinders 💜 3y
merelybookish @batsy @Kimberlone Peaky Blinders Cillian might be the best Cillian. 😍 3y
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toofondofbooks
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MaryM
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I started The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope on May 15th and just finished it tonight. I'd guess that I read about 40% and the rest I listened to on audio. It was an enjoyable ride getting to know these characters. Some were certainly very unlikable but Trollope's writing style pulled me in. This was my first Anthony Trollope novel. I will be reading more!

LauraBrook Hi Mary!!! I‘ve yet to read Trollope. Is this part of a series or a standalone, do you know? I‘ve heard so many good things about his writing, your review being the latest. 💜 4y
MaryM @LauraBrook Hi Laura!! First, you inspired me to join PBS and now here I am on Litsy. I have to say thank you because sadly I hadn't heard of either until you mentioned them. This Trollope is a standalone. I, of course, stocked my shelves before even finishing this one with several of his other standalones because why not? That's what we all do, right? I will be jumping into another hopefully soon. ❤ ❤ 4y
LauraBrook Mary, that‘s how I stock my shelves all the time!!! I‘ve heard other people don‘t do this, and I don‘t understand. Do they have some sort of self-control? 😉 Glad to know this one isn‘t part of a series - not that there‘s anything wrong with series, but to jump into one unknowingly would be a bit of a bummer, I think. Oh, I‘m so glad that you‘re in both places! I hope you enjoy them both too, I‘ve been hanging out at both for years. Stay cool! 4y
MaryM Self-control? 🤔🤔🤔 Have a great day! 4y
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Butterfinger
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In good conscience, there is no way I can recommend. It is a classic, but full of anti-Semitic views. Racism was not right then and it is not right now.

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Lcsmcat
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Butterfinger
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What are you doing this weekend Tammy? Duh!!

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EmilieGR
Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
Pickpick

So enjoyable! Romantic and dramatic

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Lcsmcat
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David Suchet made the perfect Melmotte, who was only accepted into society because of all his #money. #catchingup #150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

EvieBee Oooh yes, I loved him and Ciaran Murphy. 6y
LeahBergen I should watch this. I love Suchet! 6y
CrowCAH What he‘s not just Perot?! Lol 6y
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merelybookish Nice work. I'm catching up too. ☺️ 6y
Lcsmcat @LeahBergen It‘s well done and true to the book. I think it‘s on Netflix. 6y
Lcsmcat @CrowCAH I know! It was so hard to see him in a villainous role! 6y
Lcsmcat @EvieBee He was a good Paul! 6y
Lcsmcat @merelybookish 👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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Lcsmcat
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I won‘t finish another book before midnight tomorrow, so here are my Goodreads stats for 2017. The Reluctant Trophy Wife was a DNF - it was horrible. The Handmaid‘s Tale was a reread, and a welcome one. The tagged book, my longest, was amazingly appropriate to our current situation, and as well written as all Trollope‘s work.

TamarackTrail Where did you get this? 7y
britt_brooke Nicely done!! 7y
Lcsmcat @TamarackTrail It doesn‘t show up on the app, but if you log in to Goodreads.com, there‘s a place to click for your “2017 year in books.” 7y
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LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7y
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Lcsmcat
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Eighteen of the 103 books I‘ve finished so far in 2017 were by British authors. I‘m kind of surprised the number isn‘t higher. #🇬🇧 #emojinov @RealLifeReading

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quirkyreader
The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope

I went to the local independent book shop at the mall that sells used books. What rock have I been sleeping under? They were selling books that were in "ok" condition for $8.00. I could understand paying that price for one that is in "new", "like new", "very good" and "good" condition. But not for "ok". I am glad that there are library book sales and GW's that sell at a more realistic price.

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Lcsmcat
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This is the last book #setinVictorianera that I read. Although I read the ebook version from Project Gutenberg, I would love to own this beautiful first edition set! #sparklingmaybookishdreams @maich

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Lcsmcat
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This book would be a door stopper, except I read it in my Kindle. Trollope explores a world where money (or the appearance of money) trumps morals, manners, intelligence and just about any virtue. Amazingly relevant to today's political scene, except in the end the "villain" gets his due.

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Lcsmcat
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I love the Victorian naming conventions! 😂

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Lcsmcat
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"The facts, if not true, were well invented; the arguments, if not logical, were seductive." #themorethingschange #LitsyAtoZ #LetterW

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beckygracelea
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Every year, I set myself three longreads so I commit to getting some of the huuuge books read. These are 2017's picks.

Foxyfictionista The Count of Monte Cristo! ❤️ 8y
GoneFishing The Count is awesome! 8y
quirkyreader Good luck with the reading of the 🐸🐙 8y
Litsi Yes. The Count is awesome! Just bought a special unabridged version. 7y
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H.Louise
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#5 for my 50 for 50. Loved Trollope's writing and wit but it went on and on. I'm still on vacation in Spain so maybe I'm a bit impatient.

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