Property and Propriety



This chapter examines two interlinked issues in Trollope’s ‘London’: capitalism and gender relations. The first two sections trace his critiques of financial fraud and the abuse of credit from the 1850s to the 1870s. Then, an analysis of contemporary controversies about femininity and the legal and financial situation of women establishes the framework for my concluding discussion of women and property in The Way We Live Now.


Prime Minister Married Woman Marriage Market Financial Fraud Marriage Settlement 
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