London: Strahan and Company, Publishers, 1869. First edition. With thirty-two plates and thirty-two textual illustrations by Marcus Stone. Binding extremities lightly rubbed with a few minor chips to spine and boards. Spine slightly toned. Very minor foxing. A very good copy. Late nineteenth/early twentieth century half red leather over marbled boards with brown morocco spine labels lettered and tooled in gilt. Marbled edges. Two volumes, octavo. iii-[xii], 384; iii-[xii], 384 pp. Item #16340
Anthony Trollope’s (1815-1882) He Knew He Was Right is a tragic work, which is about the failing marriage of an unreasonably jealousy husband and his stubborn, headstrong wife. Throughout the book, Trollope makes constant allusions to Othello. As is common in his fiction, there are several substantial subplots and secondary characters. Though he considered it a creative failure, He Knew He Was Right is one of Trollope’s most well-known novels.
Sadleir, Trollope, 31. Wolff 6780.