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84 Anthony Trollope 1815-1882
Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1871
Through his friend George Henry Lewes, Trollope met George Eliot in the 1860s, and he soon became one of her favorites, being allowed to take the privileged seat next to her at the Sunday afternoon gatherings at The Priory, North Bank, Regents Park. She found him "the heartiest, most genuine, moral and generous of men," and he grew "to love her dearly." In his Autobiography Trollope expresses his admiration for her personifications of character, "singularly terse and graphic," for her strong imagination, and for her deep philosophical and religious convictions. Trollope inscribed this first edition "To the first living English novelist from her most affectionate friend The author." The copy also has the sales label of the Lewes sale, 1923.
Gift of Eleanor M. Tilton

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