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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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The Reverend Marfk Robarts, vicar of Framley, seems to unite all the blessings of a happy life. But all of it is put in jeopardy wgeb he becomes financially entangled with an unscrupulous M.P., and his future becomes less bright. The fourth in Anthony Trollope's 'Barset' series of novels, FRAMLEY PARSONAGE is a delightful story of love and money in 19th-century England. 574p.
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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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After being installed as Prime Minister in Victorian England, Plantagenet Palliser finds himself uniquely ill-suited for the office.
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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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