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Nina Balatka (First published 1865) By Anthony Trollope Beautiful young Nina Balatka, the daughter of a bankrupt Prague merchant, falls in love with the son of her father’s former Jewish partner. Nina’s relatives are determined to stop her wedding to Anton and plot to give him cause to doubt her devotion. Nina Balatka differs from Anthony Trollope's usual novels in several respects. The story is set in Prague instead of the British isles. The hero and heroine are engaged at the opening and Anton Trendellsohn is a successful businessman in his mid-thirties — not the usual Trollopian hero in his early twenties still finding himself. But what really sets this novel apart, and what makes it a masterpiece, is the remarkable (for the year 1865) opening line: "Nina Balatka was a maiden of Prague, born of Christian parents, and herself a Christian — but she loved a Jew; and this is her story."
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About The Author British author Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) wrote dozens of novels involving political, social, and gender issues, and current affairs. Sir Alec Guinness was a huge fan and reportedly never journeyed without a Trollope novel. Trollope is perhaps best known for his Barsetshire series, which is a collection of six novels. His father, was a barrister but the family struggled financially at times. He was born in London and educated at public school. In 1827, his mother Frances Trollope moved to America with Trollope's three younger siblings while Anthony stayed in England. His mother eventually returned and made a name for herself as a writer, soon earning a good income. The family moved to Belgium, partially to avoid arrest for debt. Anthony was offered a commission in an Austrian cavalry regiment but had to learn French and German, and took up a clerkship in the General Post Office. From there, he moved to Ireland and began writing on the long train trips he needed to do for work. He eventually became one of the most prolific writers of all time. Other books by Trollope include: The Warden (1855) Barchester Towers (1857) Doctor Thorne (1858) Framley Parsonage (1861) The Small House at Allington (1864) The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) He Knew He Was Right (1869) The Way We Live Now (1875) Castle Richmond An Eye for an Eye
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Book Description North Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1582879222
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