Tag: Anthony Trollope

For Love and Money: Doctor Thorne

Posted April 17, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 6 Comments
For Love and Money: Doctor Thorne

Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne (1858) Illustration by Millais, found here. In the third of his Barsetshire Chronicles, Trollope departs from the clerical characters and themes that occupied him in the first two volumes, and takes a look at another segment of Barset society. The novel introduces us to a once-wealthy squire who is down on […]

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Delighting in Absurdities: Barchester Towers

Posted July 11, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 2 Comments
Delighting in Absurdities: Barchester Towers

Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers (1857) For me, the key to Barchester Towers was found near the end, in this passage: The sorrows of our heroes and heroines, they are your delight, oh public! Their sorrows, or their sins, or their absurdities; not their virtues, good sense, and consequent rewards.  Indeed, Trollope’s gift lies in creating […]

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