The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, The Factory Boy
Trollope, Frances. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, The Factory Boy. London: Henry Colburn, 1840. 3 volumes. iv, , 308; iv, 338; iv, 333 pp. Frontispieces and 21 plates. (8vo) 19x11.5 cm (7½x4½"), finely bound in later red quarter calf and red cloth, green morocco spine labels, gilt decorations and lettering. First Edition (in book form).
Handsomely bound set of Trollope's novel highly sympathetic with the plight of exploited children and young factory workers. Frances Milton Trollope, mother of Anthony Trollope, was an English novelist and writer who published as Mrs. Trollope or Mrs. Frances Trollope. Her first book, Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832) is probably her best known, but she also published strong social novels: an anti-slavery novel said to influence the work of the American Harriet Beecher Stowe, the first industrial novel, and two anti-Catholic novels that used a Protestant position to examine self-making.