Item #247235 Jessie Phillips. A Tale of the Present Day. Trollope Mrs, Frances.

Jessie Phillips. A Tale of the Present Day.

London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843.

Leech, John. First Edition. Frontispiece in Vol. I of the author and 11 plates by John Leech. [iv], 326; [ii], 311, [1]; [ii], 325, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original green blindstamped cloth, neatly repaired at spine ends. Very good. Bookplate of John Cameron Sadleir 3223a; Wolff 6814. Item #247235

Fanny Trollope's sixteenth novel — a melodramatic story of seduction, betrayal and infanticide. The novel served as a pointed critique of the 1834 Bastardy Clause, which absolved men of any financial responsibility towards children fathered out of wedlock. Public outcry provoked by the book led the law's repeal.

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