The Way We Live NowPaperback - 2005
The mysterious financier Augustus Melmotte buys a great house in London, where he succeeds in persuading many prominent Londoners to invest in his fictitious railroad, the South Central Pacific and Mexican. Melmotte also attempts to secure for himself a place in the House of Commons and to marry his daughter to a titled aristocrat. Trollope's masterpiece is a scathing indictment of the materialism and greed that permeated the Victorian Age.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble, 2005.
Characteristics: xxxv, 842 p. ; 21 cm.