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Can You Forgive Her? - Anthony Trollope, Stephen Wall
Can You Forgive Her?
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Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry her ambitious but violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John Grey - and finds herself accepting and rejecting each of them in turn. Increasingly confused about her own feelings and unable to forgive herself for such vacillation, her... show more
Alice Vavasor cannot decide whether to marry her ambitious but violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John Grey - and finds herself accepting and rejecting each of them in turn. Increasingly confused about her own feelings and unable to forgive herself for such vacillation, her situation is contrasted with that of her friend Lady Glencora - forced to marry the rising politician Plantagenet Palliser in order to prevent the worthless Burgo Fitzgerald from wasting her vast fortune. In asking his readers to pardon Alice for her transgression of the Victorian moral code, Trollope created a telling and wide-ranging account of the social world of his day.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140430868 (0140430865)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 848
Edition language: English
Series: Palliser (#1)
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Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
4.0 Can You Forgive Her?
This is a novel that is a labor of love for the reader, if they have any compunctions about the pace or the scale of a Victorian novel they should steer clear of this at any cost. However, for the reader willing to invest the energy and the time, Can You Forgive Her is a rewarding experience and is ...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 Can You Forgive Her? (English Library)
We've all seen people who can't make up their minds - who waffle back and forth on a decision, but Alice Vavasor takes waffling to a new level. And her waffling isn't about what hat to wear today, but what man to marry. Alice, having been engaged to her cousin George, breaks off the engagement whe...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
3.0 Can You Forgive Her? (Palliser Novels)
This is a long, long book, and the first in the Palliser series, though I understand that they mostly stand alone so you don't really have to read them in order. It centers around three women: one married, one single, and one widowed, and for each of them, the central question is the same - do I go ...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
4.0
I love Anthony Trollope.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
The one thing that Trollope has over Dickens, and it is a huge thing, is that Trollope writes believable, sympathetic, intelligent women. Trollope cares more about women than Dickens ever did. While Dickens focuses on the major social crusades, Trollope spends time on how society can affect indivi...
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