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Trollope on top form in a shorter novel.
on 3 April 2000
This is one of Trollope's best shorter novels. Miss Mackenzie is an excellently drawn character and the psychology is very good - the odious narcissism of Lady Ball, the self deception of the unquenchable Mr Maquire, and the stolid, if weak, John Ball. And many others too. The plot is splendid (splendid but not intricate- just good). Prosaic, ordinary and very good and often very funny - an excellent read. If you like this try Doctor Wortles School, another good short novel by Trollope.