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Mr. Scarborough's Family [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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In his last major work, Trollope explores the conflict between law and justice through the figure of Mr. Scarborough, the dying squire. Scarborough attempts to outwit the hated law of entail by "testing" his two sons, to see which of them deserves to inherit his estate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 695 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149043626X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084BXLRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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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 Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Mr Scarborough's Family is not in the first flight of Trollope novels, but it's still compelling, beautifully written (if you're accustomed to Trollope's likeable voice), and wonderfully plotted. I had read it a few times before, but wanted my next re-reading to be on my new Kindle. Unfortunately - and I don't want to sound ungrateful to the volunteers who transcribe books - the Kindle version uses American spelling throughout. ("Unfortunately" only because the book was written in British English). This is something it's possible to blank out when it's just colour / color, but "further" is rendered as "farther" throughout the book. In British English, further and farther have two distinct meanings. This undermined my trust in the transcription and I kept going back to the print edition, thinking "Did he really say that?". All that said - and with gratitude to the people who enabled me to read a Kindle edition - it's a good read and a masterly portrait of an old man who uses his intellect and manipulates circumstances to suit his own view of what the world should be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anthony Trollope 20 Jan 2013
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It's Anthony Trollope - what more is there that needs to be said? A great writer who deserves a much wider audience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Trollope's best. 30 Jun 1999
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This is one of my favorite Trollopes (and I've read 35 so far)! It is witty, clever and has plot twists worthy of the best suspense writers. This one deals with one of Trollope's favorite topics -- the law -- with the usual romantic crises thrown in, of course. Excellent book and I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Scarborough's Family 7 Dec 2012
By Emma Simmons - Published on Amazon.com
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I chose this book because it was written by Anthony Trollope. His books always have a plot and to me are very interesting. I will read anything written by him
5.0 out of 5 stars The usual wonderful variety of characters 24 Oct 2014
By Eleanor Bellett - Published on Amazon.com
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Almost the last novel Trollope wrote before his death. The usual wonderful variety of characters, good, bad and in-between, with their motives and thought proccesses beautifully described. As always, a good story.
5.0 out of 5 stars great 9 Aug 2014
By Francoise M. Dion - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a Great book like all Trollope's books are. Love reading it and will read it again. Now to the next Trollope.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Scarborough's Family 10 Feb 2013
By Clarence - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am a great fan of Trollope's work; have read and enjoyed 30 or 40 of his novels. But this one was awful. The characters are uninteresting, and it's very repetitious; he frequently rehashes what's happened before, and it gets very boring. His anti-Semitism is particularly ugly here. Altogether, a very disappointing book.
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