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Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
  

Doctor Thorne

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library Series

RRP £10.99


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The scope of the Barsetshire story extends into county society. When Dr Thorne’s secretly adopted, unregarded daughter Mary falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the Greshambury estates, she must endure the hostility of his family, who think her unsuitable. Due to the carelessness of squire Gresham, Frank must marry for money.
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Synopsis

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thomas Thorne is guardian to his beautiful but impecunious niece, Mary, whose parentage he has always kept secret. Mary falls in love with Frank Gresham, heir to the dwindling Greshamsbury estate, but when Frank proposes, his parents insist that he must marry for money to restore his family's fortunes. Frank is torn between his love for Mary and his sense of familial duty, whilst Doctor Thorne must decide whether to reveal the secret he has kept for so long. In Doctor Thorne Trollope explores themes of money and society and the conflict between tradition and the need for change. Part of the 'Chronicles of Barsetshire' series on which Trollope's reputation primarily rests, it outsold all of his other novels during his lifetime. This gorgeous edition features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

About the Author

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, gender issues, and conflicts of his day. Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness (who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

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Publication date

14th July 2016

Author

Anthony Trollope

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Author's Website

www.trollopesociety.org/

Publisher

Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
744 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Romance

ISBN

9781909621398

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