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Trollope's Palliser novels

Maxine Clarke "Maxine of Petrona"
 
Can You Forgive Her? (Oxford World's Classics)
Can You Forgive Her? (Oxford World's Classics)
"#1. The story of three women: one single, one married and one widow. Each has a "suitable" and an "unsuitable" suitor. Examines women's independence and loss of it on marriage, in Victorian England"
Phineas Finn, The Irish Member (English Library)
Phineas Finn, The Irish Member (English Library)
"#2. An Irish "black swan", successful as a young MP but with no money. His political life, the Reform Bill,  Irish tenant rights, and his attempts to find love, involving four women."
The Eustace Diamonds (Penguin Classics)
The Eustace Diamonds (Penguin Classics)
"#3. Contrasts characters' views and actions concerning commitment and honesty, in the context of the theft of the titular diamonds - also used as a metaphor."
Phineas Redux (Penguin Classics)
Phineas Redux (Penguin Classics)
"#4.Phineas Finn returns to London, is persecuted by the media, becomes disillusioned with careerists dominating parliament. A mature, sombre novel with well-drawn women (Laura, Violet and Marie)."
The Prime Minister (Penguin Classics)
The Prime Minister (Penguin Classics)
"#5. Dark novel contrasting ethics and principles (and their lack)  in politics and in an unhappy marriage."
The Duke's Children (Penguin Classics)
The Duke's Children (Penguin Classics)
"#6, and final. Titular children blend both parents' attributes as feckless sons become more mature and the more admirable daughter wins battle of wills with father - but is her choice a wise one?"