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Dr. Thorne comes to Barsetshire with his niece Mary to open a practice. He befriends the local squire and Mary is educated with the squire's family. All goes well until the squire's son, Frank, falls in love with Mary, who has no fortune and is illegitimate as well. Frank, unfortunately must marry someone with money, so that he can keep up the family estates. The problem is solved when it is discovered that Mary is the child of Sir Roger Scatcherd...
Lady Anna's father was a dissolute nobleman who abandoned his wife and baby girl, leaving them in poverty. For years, their only friends were a tailor and his son, also a tailor. Lady Anna and the tailor's son are in love. But now her father dies abroad and there arises the question of his will. If Lady Anna inherits, she will be fabulously wealthy, marry into nobility (her mother hopes) and be accepted by the English aristocracy. The inheritance is...
The book was written in the 1860s. Trollope was a contemporary of Dickens. Lady Mason is a widow living her twenty one year old son, Lucius. Twenty years earlier, she was tried, and aquitted, of forging her husband's will to gain some property for her infant son. She has lived a blameless highly respectable life ever since. Her neighbors and friends are Sir Peregrine Orme, a wealthy nobleman, and his widowed daughter in law, whose son is the same ...
“The Warden” is the first novel in the Barsetshire series. The story revolves around the Reverend Septimus Harding who is the warden of Hiram's Hospital, a charity home for twelve elderly pensioners. Harding's younger daughter is in love with John Bold, a young doctor who begins a campaign against the hospital because he thinks it is a sinecure. Harding, a very sensitive man, begins to feel doubt about his position and then guilt. Eventually he re...
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