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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.
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The problem is solved when it is discovered that Mary is the child of Sir Roger Scatcherd, a wealthy drunkard. He leaves his fortune to her, and this enables Frank and Mary to marry.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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