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Framley Parsonage [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Trollope
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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Mark Robarts, an ambitious young clergyman, is helped to a comfortable living at Framley by Lady Lufton. When Robarts becomes liable for the debts of an unreliable friend, he turns for help once again to the reluctant Lady Lufton. These audio cassettes contain the complete and unabridged story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 442 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1604595620
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083ZAPO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What makes a gentleman? 7 April 2008
By Didier TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In this fourth novel of the Barsetshire Chronicles Trollope entertwines two main storylines. The first centers on Mark Robarts who has recently, and at an uncommonly young age, become vicar at Framley. He has a doting wife and children, a loving patroness in Lady Framley, and a good friend in her son Lord Lufton. Things could not be going better for Mark Robarts it seems, but then he gets carried away by his success. He starts to mix in high circles and with politicians, and before he fully well realizes what's happening finds himself in debt to the scheming politician Sowerby, with financial and social ruin threatening. The second storyline is about Lucy Robarts, Marks' younger sister living with him at Framley parsonage. She's in trouble too: she has fallen in love with Lord Lufton and he with her, but Lady Lufton firmly opposes the match, and Lucy - out of a sense of pride - rejects Lord Lufton and says she will not take his hand unless his mother asks her to accept it.

This may not seem much to write more than 500 pages about, but Trollope does so brilliantly and keeps you engaged throughout. As always he concentrates on the inner life of his characters, and their thoughts and feelings are described in great detail. As often with Trollope too, you have the feeling from the very start that in the end all will turn out well for Lucy and Mark, but this too (strangely so perhaps) doesn't in the least diminish one's appetite for reading on. 'Framley Parsonage' is mainly a reflection on the qualities of a gentleman, and the changing perception of such in Victorian times where birth and rank still counted for a lot, coupled with a growing belief that it is first and foremost moral standing and behaviour that really makes a gentleman.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Oh, why do I have to be ambitious?" 5 Mar 2008
By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The fourth of the Chronicles of Barsetshire, Framley Parsonage (1861) is a gentle novel filled with memorable characters, including many characters who from The Warden, Barchester Towers, and Dr. Thorne. Mark Robarts, a young vicar with a devoted wife, has a comfortable situation at Framley Parsonage on the estate of the indomitable Lady Lufton. Her son, now Lord Lufton, had been a friend of Mark Robarts at school, and it was their friendship which resulted in Mark's position. Mark, though conscientious in his duties and grateful for his situation, is ambitious, however, anxious to expand his horizons beyond Framley.

Lady Lufton, who rules with an iron hand, is appalled when Mark decides to spend a weekend with a "fast" crowd, one which he believes can advance his career. Young and naïve, he becomes the dupe of an aristocratic "con-man," an MP named Nathaniel Sowerby, who persuades him to help him out of a financial jam by signing a note for five hundred pounds (more than half Robarts's yearly salary), allowing Sowerby to draw funds on Robarts's name. Though Sowerby swears he will resolve the problem within weeks, he needs an additional four hundred pounds when the note comes due.

In the meantime, Robarts's sister Lucy arrives at Framley Parsonage upon the death of their father. Lucy, a sweet ingénue in mourning, soon comes to the attention of Lord Lufton, who is fascinated by her naivete, a marked contrast with the women he has known to date. Though Lady Lufton has much more "significant" matrimonial prospects in mind for her son, the courtship begins, and though Lucy declines Lord Lufton's initial proposal, she remains in love with him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Trollope book 8 April 2011
Format:Paperback
Not necessarily the best Trollope book (a number are more accomplished technically) but the one which to me is the most typically Trollopian and comforting. Basically two stories run together - the story of a clergyman who gets his fingers burnt when hob-nobbing with politicians, and a romance involving his sister-in-law, this mixes familiar characters from Barsetshire with new ones to form a satisfying whole that naturally turns out right at the end - for in Trollope the virtuous are generally rewarded.
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I think what is often overlooked in Trollope's novels are the romantic plots. The scenes between Lord Lufton and Lucy so beautifully written, I fell in love with him myself!
I also love the humour and the wonderful characters, with such funny names. You can just imagine these little country places and the people in them all in competition with each other.
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By Edis
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Not so much political padding as in some of his works, thankfully! Everything falls neatly into place to the reader's satisfaction
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5.0 out of 5 stars Framley Parsonage 26 April 2014
By Jaylynn
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Indispensable part of the Barchester Chronicles series. If you enjoyed the others you will love this. Dr Thorne is wonderful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a very good. read 6 April 2014
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A bit too wordy. But characters very wel l drawn and the second. Half much more interesting and if one has read the barchester novels you can idenztifyu
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wholesome 23 Mar 2014
By ROYBOY
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Good to read something with no bad language. Why do I have to return to classic literature to find this?
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Published 1 month ago by Stephen Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading
For all readers captivated by the world centred upon Barchester, Framley Parsonage is naturally a must read. Read more
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Aeons ago watched the Barchester Chronicles as a TV serial and always meant to read them.
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Published 8 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
The continuing story from Barchester. Not quite as good as previous ones, but enjoyable. Plot is predictable if you've read the previous books, but worth reading.
Published 10 months ago by Tigger
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved this well known classic
It is an absorbing read - we like Anthony Trollope and have read most of his books. Our original copy of this book has become so tattered through re-reading that we decided to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by George Beach
5.0 out of 5 stars So convenient.
Its a great book; by a favourite author; and it's so convenient (and free) on Kindle. Highly recommended. Thank you.
Published 15 months ago by Leonard Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars The classics
Anthony Trollope is a superb writer taking us into the slow pace of life in the nineteenth century with all the restraints of propriety
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