Madoff Is Straight Out of Trollope

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Writes Laurence May:

Bernard Madoff is like Anthony’s Trollope’s ‘Augustus Melmotte’ come to life from the pages of The Way We Live Now.

One of my favorite of Trollope’s finest, The Way We Live Now was inspired by the financial scandals of the 1870s, and portrays the pervading commercial, political, moral, and intellectual dishonesty of the age. Just like the present age, actually.

And Madoff was such a nice man! Just like Melmotte.

12:40 am on December 22, 2008