Book ID: 27372 Thorndale or The Conflict of Opinions. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH.

A Victorian Novel of Ideas and Opinions

Thorndale or The Conflict of Opinions.

Place and Imprint: Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1857.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1610.
Condition: Cloth faded and worn at the spine and edges; very good copy.
Book ID: 27372

Physical Description

8vo, original blind-stamped purple cloth, gilt lettering. Eight pages of publisher's terminal advertisements.


Thorndale or The Conflict of Opinions, a novel written in the form of the diary of Charles Thorndale, is one of the great 19th century fictional works of ideas and philosophical and religious opinions; and it remains enjoyable today. It is only one of two works by miscellaneous writer, poet and philosopher William Henry Smith (1808-1872), whom the ODNB describes as "one of the most solid and productive of the denizens of the Victorian literary world to have been completely forgotten."

Price: $375.00