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(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English society, and had, in other times and other guises, led to civil war and constitutional upheaval. Thai awareness heightens the comedy and intensifies the drama in this magnificent novel and it transforms the story of a fight for ascendency among the clergy and dependants of a great English cathedral into something fundamental and universal. This is the second novel in Trollope's Barsetshire series.
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As a scandalized Victorian society looks on, Alice Vavasor, Lady Glencora, and the Widow Greenow continue their romantic entanglements with disreputable suitors
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(Everyman Millennium Library). First published in 1864-65. In the first volume in what turned out to be the Palliser sequence of six political novels, readers first meet Plantagenet Palliser, LadyGlencora, and Alice Vavasor. 447p.
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Rumor and jealousy cause Louis Trevelyan to mistakenly question his wife's loyalty, ultimately ruining his life and marriage.
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Trollope singled out Orely Farm for its successful combination of realistic and sensational effects which he felt to be the highest achievement of the novelist. The novel centers on a case of forgery and the anguish, guilt, and pathos of the central character, Lady Mason. Youthful marriage choices, middle-aged miarital crisis, and the moving love and loss of an elderly man revolve around the legal action and the complex portrayal of Lady Mason, who is both sympathetic and wily. The novel poses a standard of morality higher than that embodied in the practice of an English court of law. 421p.
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Mr. Crawley the curate struggles to clear his name in Barchester when he is accused of stealing twenty pounds.
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Can a morally scrupulous English gentleman make an effective Prime Minister? This is one of the enduringly fascinating problems posed in The Prime Minister (1876). And as Plantaganet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, overenthusiastically supported by Lady Glencora, presides over the Coalition government, Trollope reaches into the highest echelons of the English establishment, depicting political realities rather than ideology, portraying social, sexual and domestic politics as well as the public variety.The world of the novel is perplexed and dominated by the handsome impostor Ferdinand Lopez. Even the Duke and Duchess are not immune to his malign influence, as Lopez pursues Emily Wharton for her charm and her fortune, and plots to win membership of that most exclusive of English clubs, the Houses of Parliament.
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(Penguin Classics). First published in 1874. Recognized as Trollope's masterpiece, the novel is a brilliantly achieved fictional expose of 'a world increasingly more congenial to the speculator, encompassing the milieu of New York City's financial institutions, London's exclusive West End squares, and drones' clubs populated by languorous aristocrats, all target for the unscrupulous speculator, both in the money market and marriage. 779p. Pap.
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