The plot of Doctor Thorne (1858), the third novel in Anthony Trollope’s Barsetshire series, is set in motion by a seduction, a murder, and an illegitimate birth, and carried forward in an intense struggle for privilege and position. That these potentially melodramatic elements never disturb Trollope’s richly woven, classically balanced tapestry of provincial life is a continuing testament to his handsome, civil, endlessly entertaining art.
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About Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post… More about Anthony Trollope
Published by Everyman’s Library Oct 26, 1993| ISBN 9780679423041