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The Warden, which is the first of The Chronicles of Barsetshire is also a good choice to start. It is also relatively short. I will write a couple of things now, and return later, as I'm a bit pressed for time. It's interesting that the theme of arranged marriages, and possible ones that ended up being thwarted, seems to dominate much of 19th-century literary fiction. In some cases, as in that of Lady Glencora, the arranged marriage turned out to be a good one.
But, as Trollope points out in this novel, that wasn't always the case. I'm sure that, in the real world of the time, lots of young lives were permanently damaged as a result of young people being forced to give up someone they truly loved to marry someone their family thought "more suitable", merely for the shallow reason of how wealthy they were. That's it for now, but I'll be back! Just like Arnold, lol.
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Thanks Maria. I cannot imagine being forced out of a relationship by others.
It seems nightmarish. The fact that it is so common in literature does seem to indicate that it was common in real life. Sadly, in some parts of the world, I think that it is still common. Okay, I'm back! For one thing, as you point out, Burgo was of questionable character, whereas Tregear is not. It's also interesting, as well as a great literary device, for these two romances to "bookend the entire Palliser Series". It seems that Trollope wanted to summarize and encompass all of his major themes in this series by doing this.
It also seems that he is urging caution to parents who might want to force their children out of, and into, certain unions. He seems to be saying that, if a prospective partner is of questionable character, then it's perfectly all right to oppose the union, but that, if such a prospective partner is deemed "unworthy" simply because of lack of funds, this is NOT a valid reason for thwarting a possible marriage.
Morality and decency -- along with true love -- are, of course, weightier and more important reasons to consider before attempting to prevent two people from marrying. Not that it's a good thing to marry someone in abject poverty, either. This would not bode well for the future of the children to come later.
But WHO CARES if someone is snubbed by the reigning social group just because they don't own a vast estate, with many tenants, and cannot afford to take lengthy European vacations, accompanied by a retinue of servants? I wonder whether this state of affairs still prevails in some parts of England, as well as in certain areas of our own country. Surely it's not that prevalent anymore, I hope!
Happy Friday!! Thanks for all of your highly insightful reviews!! Hi Maria. I think that you are correct. Trollope liked to show that life is complex, sometimes it is OK to oppose a relationship, sometimes it was not OK. It seems astounding to me just how much of an impact that class played in lives of wealthy people back then.
It was not just about money.
The Duke's Children (Palliser, #6) by Anthony Trollope
Trollope created upper class characters who were broke and lower class characters who had come into wealth. How these dynamics were portrayed in his books are fascinating. I suppose that it is still important to some people now. I would imagine that it is different now though. Reading these books and others that were written around this time, one gets the impression that thoughts and feelings about class had seeped into people's bones. It is everywhere in these books.
Have a great Friday! I read this for a survey course in college and honestly can't remember a thing about it--your review is excellent, and makes me want to finally get started on the full Palliser series. I like how the past revisits the family in various ways, and the absence of Lady Glencora seems to underscore that. Hi Jane - I really liked this book. However, I think that one would get a lot less out of it if one had not read the previous books in the series.
The excerpt you share is heart-breaking in some ways. And the Duke sounds like a fascinating, complex character.
I always enjoy reading your Trollope reviews because I can sense how much you like the author. That said, it's not likely, I'll be reading this any day soon as I'm pretty sure, the novels should be read chronologically. Reading them all, is such a huge undertaking. But they sound worthwhile. Too bad it didn't tie up the series as well as it could have. Hi Caroline- Indeed I really like Trollope. And these series are indeed big undertaking. It works very well as a stand-alone.
Post a Comment. When this novel was originally published, more than pages were removed from the original version, probably at the demand of the publisher. In , scholars released the restored, unabridged version. This unabridged version is the one that I read. The story centers on Plantagenet Palliser, who is the Duke of Omnium, and his three children.
Both of his sons get thrown out of college for misbehavior, and both incur large gambling debts. Both Silverbridge and Mary enter into engagements with people that the Duke disapproves of. Silverbridge wants to marry Isabel Boncassen. This is problematic as she is an American. Mary becomes engaged to a man named Frank Tregear. He is a commoner whose family is no longer wealthy.
This leads the Duke to forbid the marriage. Some of the old characters from previous books in the series are back, particularly Phineas Finn and his wife, formally Madame Max Goesler. However, I think that the end of the series would have been more satisfying had more characters returned.
Like most Trollope novels, there is a lot going on between the covers of this work. The restored version that I read is just short of dense pages in length. I could devote entire posts to various characters and relationships. There are all sorts of ghosts and emotional time bombs tied to this aspect of the narrative.
The fact that this book is part of a fairly long series of novels adds to the effect of the past coming back.