Nous Avons Changé Tout Cela

Nous Avons Changé Tout Cela George du Maurier. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Commentary: "Nous Avons Changé Tout Cela" ("We've changed all that"), which depicts a girl's parent objecting to her desire to marry an unsuitable but wealthy older man, touches upon much the same subject that Trollope depicts in The Way We Live Now. There Georgina Longstaffe, who's despaired of acquiring a suitable husband, wishes to marry a much older Jewish banker. Trollope turns the tables on the reader, who was likely share Georgina's father's prejudice against Jews, by making Breghert the only one involved who acts with nobility and "class."


du Maurier, George. English Society. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

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