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David Skilton
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drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 4 years ago
A 19th century novel about the Church and how it rewarded its personnel, about possible injustices and the legal battle to restore rights to the almspeople. It is also a satire and critical of Carlyle and Dickens and the Times newspaper.I found it a little tedious as it's really a single-plot novel,...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it 5 years ago
Lily meets a young man from London. They fall in love quickly and become engaged. But Lily's young man, Crosbie, soon begins to have doubts. The doubts are created by the awareness that Lily's uncle does not intend to give any money to her when she marries. This means that Crosbie will have difficul...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it 6 years ago
The first Trollope novel I've read, this book kept making me think back to Dickens' Bleak House, which I read at the end of last year. Both deal with a major legal case, though each very different in nature.It may not be a fair comparison, but I definitely preferred Bleak House, for the style and o...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 6 years ago
Good, solid Victorian stodge. The kind of book you read when you're glutted with silly, vapid "reality" stuff and need a bit of the reality fiction of its day. http://tinyurl.com/n398368 My review lives on my blog, out of reach of data-deleting megacorps.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
Enjoyed this very much, my only quibble being that it didn't have much of a shape to it. A problem was presented, the nature of the problem was addressed at length, from various points of view, and a decision was taken, but, after all the examination of the emotions leading up to the decision, there...
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