Synopsis

'Anthony Trollope knew more about women than any other novelist of his time' Joanne Trollope

Trollope observes the romances of two controversial heroines in the first of his Palliser novels.

Alice Vavasor should be married to the sensible, kindly John Grey. But despite what her respectable relations might think, Alice cannot quite reconcile herself to this fate. Once upon a time she was engaged to her wild cousin George, and now he stands in need of her money and, perhaps too, her good influence. Meanwhile Alice's friend Lady Glencora has married the rising politician Plantagenet Palliser, but is still pursued by Burgo Fitzgerald, the handsome rascal she loves.

In this hugely compelling novel,Trollope shows the two women struggling to reconcile heart, mind and moral code whilst enduring the stifling scrutiny of their contemporaries.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY D. J. TAYLOR

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099528647
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 823.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 770
Weight: 556g
Height: 199mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 37mm