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The Belton Estate Kindle Edition
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In this story, Clara Amedroz is destined to be homeless and without portion on the death of her father, as her brother has killed himself and the entail of their estate must therefore go to her distant cousin, Will Belton. She has some prospects of a small entitlement, but the misunderstandings, miscommunications, pride and ambitions of others may well stand in the way of her ultimate happiness. Will she become the bride of Captain Aylmer, or will she continue in her belief that "I think it would be well if all single women were strangled by the time they are thirty" as she tells her aunt.
The characters in this story are wonderfully brought to life; Clara, her father, Will Belton and his sister, Captain Aylmer and his family, and Colonel and Mrs Askerton play the parts they are destined to play, and do it so well that the reader is enthralled from start to finish. This story is full of social detail from Trollope's time, and his play on the social mores of Victorian England, and the way in which the reader is drawn into the times and the circumstances make this another Trollope classic. Totally recommended.
Excellent story, of course, but even the author would have been embarrassed by this version of his work.
Don't be too put off by the predictable plot and - almost - one dimensional characters. If you look carefully and read intelligently you will find some nuggets. The way Trollope Treats his female lead is old fashion ed, feminist s be ware.
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A love story, a triangle, as Trollope often has, two men and one woman. I love the horrible old lady in it and the way that he writes in to me such a modern way about his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elizabeth R.Hankin
Not Trollope at his best but an enjoyable read. It had some wonderful vignettes but the romance was a bit hackneyed, especially towards the end.Published on 12 Mar. 2013 by A. J. Scrope