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Nina Balatka

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    Anthony Trollope(Author)

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As young adult, Trollope endured seven years of poverty in the General Post Office in London before accepting a better-paying position as postal surveyor in Banagher, Ireland in 1841. The years in Ireland formed the basis of his second career delineating clerical life in small cathedral towns. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 216 pages
  • Anthony Trollope(Author)
  • BiblioLife (18 Aug. 2008)
  • English
  • 2
  • Fiction

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  • By J. Carne on 16 August 2010

    I have been an admirer of Trollope's novels for many years, and when my sister expressed an interest in reading him, I recommended, and sent her a copy, of Nina Balatka. I chose this work because it is one of his shorter novels, and also I thought that the theme of a young Jewish woman marrying out of her faith would interest my sister. The sympatheic description of the plight of the young couple is in sharp contrast to the unsympathetic, and sometimes almost viscous, descriptions of Jews in many of his other novels. After reading Anna Balatka one has to revise one's perceived notion that Trollope was anti-semitic, and was more likely merely reflecting the negative attitude towards Jews during the Victorian era. Charles Dicken's experienced a similar change of attitude in his descriptions of the Jewish characters he wrote about, and this may reflect the improving image of the Jew in the mid-19th century.If you haven't yet been introduced to Anthony Trollope, I strongly recommend him to you.

  • By S M on 24 July 2017

    It is certainly interesting and readable, but the characters seem less credible than those in his other works. The situations also seemed a bit contrived.

  • By Hilary on 13 November 2011

    I ordered this book as it was the monthly choice of my book circle. I had been unable to find it either at the library or at any of my local bookshops as it isone of Trollope's lesser known works.After ordering the book from Amazon,it arrived within a day or two. This short novel is beautifully crafted and a very poignant tale of love between a wealthy Jewish businessman and a poor Christian girl. The story takes place in Prague in the late 19th century and the detailed descriptions of that city are hauntingly evocative. Although her family are strongly against the relationship and try to do everything in their power to cause a break up using all manner of deceitful means, love finally conquers all. Trollope shows great sensitivity and understanding of the dilemmas that can arise in a relationship between two people from very different family backgrounds and gives the reader a very vivid picture of life in Prague at the time.

  • By A on 8 August 2015


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