Framley Parsonage (Barsetshire #3)

Author(s): Anthony Trollope; David Skilton (Introduction by); Peter Miles (Editor, Introduction by)

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Mark Robarts, a young vicar, is newly arrived in the village of Framley. With ambitions to further his career, he seeks connections in the county's high society. He is soon preyed upon by a local member of parliament to guarantee a substantial loan, which Mark in a moment of weakness agrees to-despite knowing the man is a notorious debtor-and which brings him to the brink of ruin. He must face the awful reality this loss will bring his family.

Meanwhile, Mark's sister, Lucy, is deeply in love with Lord Lufton, the son of the lofty Lady Lufton. Lord Lufton has proposed, but Lady Lufton is against the marriage, preferring that her son choose the coldly beautiful Griselda Grantly.

The novel will conclude with four happy marriages, including one involving Doctor Thorne, the hero of the preceding book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series.

One of Trollope's most popular novels, Framley Parsonage depicts nineteenth-century country life beautifully, crafted with acute insight into human nature.

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Anthony Trollope was born in London in 1815 and died in 1882. His father was a barrister who went bankrupt and his family was maintained by his mother, Frances, who was a well-known writer. Establishing himself with a career in the Post Office, Trollope's first novel was published in 1847. he went on to write over forty novels and enjoyed considerable acclaim during his lifetime. He is best known for The Barchester Chronicles and the brilliant Palliser novels. David Skilton is Professor of English at Cardiff University. His books included Anthony Trollope and His Contemporaries and The Early and Mid-Victorian Novel. He has also edited Wilkie Collins's The Law and the Lady, Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbevilles and Trollope's The Prime Minister for the Penguin Classics. Peter Miles lectures at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is author of "Wuthering Heights": The Critics Debate and co-author of Cinema, Literature and Society: Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain.

General Fields

  • : 9780140432138
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.272
  • : January 1985
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anthony Trollope; David Skilton (Introduction by); Peter Miles (Editor, Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.8
  • : 592