Jane Nardin

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Since the publication of The Moral Trollope by Ruth apRoberts in 1971, literary critics have generally agreed that Trollope’s morality is worthy of study. apRoberts sees Trollope as an early exponent of “situation ethics,” a liberal moralist who believes that traditional principles must always bend to the circumstances of the particular case.

“Nardin’s readings of specific aspects of the novels, readings she contextualizes among those by other recent scholars, are provocative.”

D. Rutenberg, Choice