Lily Dale


To the taste of any woman the enthusiasm of another woman is never very palatable.


Mrs General Talboys

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Struggles Of Brown, Jones And Robinson, The.

N.Y., Harper, 1862. Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine, Aug. 1861-March 1862.

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The Plot

The story is of the partnership in a haberdashery between Brown, a retired dealer in butter, Jones his son-in-law, and Robinson, a great believer in advertising. As a result of timidity on the part of Brown, peculation by Jones and extravagance by Robinson, the business soon became bankrupt. Robinson aspired to the hand of Maryanne, Brown's youngest daughter, but her other suitor, Brisket the butcher, seemed more prosperous. Maryanne played off one lover against the other until she was eventually discarded by both, and spent her days nursing her complaining invalid father.


"...a loosely written, satirical sketch ...which a hostile critic might be. excused for describing as Thackeray-and-water.' - Escott

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Author's comments

"It was meant to he funny, was full of slang, and was intended as a satire on the ways of trade. ... I think that there is some good fun in it, but I have heard no one else express such an opinion."- Autobiography, An



Trollope's income for this title is not listed in An Autobiography


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