The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson

The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson

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"The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson" (1861-2) is Trollope's satirical attack on abuses in advertising. Told by "One of the Firm", it is the tale of a foolhardy junior partner of an ill-fated haberdashery store. Formerly a bill-sticker, Robinson wishes to spend the firm's entire capital on advertising, to "broadcast through the metropolis on walls, omnibuses, railway stations, little books, pavement chalkings, illuminated notices, porters' backs, gilded cars, and men in armour". Although Robinson's devotion to inflated and dishonest advertising is the target of Trollope's satire, Robinson is none the less presented as an attractive and sympathetic character.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 114.3 x 180.34 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192828606
  • 9780192828606

Table of contents

Introduction; Note on the text; Select bibliography; Chronology; The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson; Explanatory notes.
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