The Duke’s Children

Anthony Trollope
Introduced by Joanna Trollope
Limited to 1,980 hand-numbered copies

Restored from his original manuscript, the first complete edition of one of the finest novels by Anthony Trollope. Published in association with The Trollope Society.

Limited Edition

It is remarkable that one of the best-known novels by one of the greatest 19th-century English novelists has never been published in the form its author intended. Anthony Trollope wrote The Duke’s Children as a four-volume work but then reduced it to three; most likely by demand of his publishers on the grounds of economy. It was meticulous, exacting, soul-destroying work and necessitated the loss of almost a quarter of his original text.

The original manuscript of The Duke’s Children has lain neglected in the Beinecke Library of Yale University for many years. However, beginning in 2002, several researchers, led by Professor Steven Amarnick, spent more than a decade patiently restoring the novel to its original, fully extended version. Few would disagree that this is a clearly superior book, richer, more complex, more Trollopian than that which has always been published.

‘Of all Trollope’s great political novels, The Duke’s Children is far and away the most psychologically interesting. So it is a treat to read it as he intended it to be read’
  1. Joanna Trollope

Limited edition

˝ x 6¼˝
720 pages
Typeset in Miller
Printed on Caxton Wove
Hand-marbled endpapers by Jemma Lewis
Half-bound in Indian Goatskin with cloth sides
Blocked on front, back and spine
Four raised bands
Leather titling label on spine
Gilded on top edge
Ribbon marker


Commentary volume

˝ x 6¼˝
160 pages
Typeset in Miller
Printed on Caxton Wove
Frontispiece portrait of Anthony Trollope by Julia Margaret Cameron
Endpapers printed with pages from the original manuscript
Bound in cloth blocked on front and spine
Ribbon marker


Line counter

A printed line counter is supplied, to enable easy reference to the line numbers in the commentary volume

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