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Keep going....you'll get there in the end !
on 28 March 2017
The quintessential Trollope novel. Very long and nothing much happens. 90 chapters of close character analysis, with bursts of dialogue to drive the plot forwards. But how brilliantly does our Anthony do it! Such gorgeous English drives you on. And what a plot....the relationship between a young wife and an older man, the effect of her friendship on her jealous husband, the effect on her, and the effect on gossiping friends and relations. And beneath it all, how Trollope pokes fun at Victorian morality and at the appalling subjugation of women, even upper class educated women. A MUST READ if you are interested in the Victorians, or if you just want a novel that will hold your interest for a long time....and I do mean a long time!