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Oct 27, 2014 Sera rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sera by: Bookish
This book is my first read of a Trollope novel, and it captured me on many different levels, which led to Trollope catapulting to the top of my Victorian author list.

Like Hardy, I see Trollope as a cool Victorian writer. Cool because he lets his woman kick ass, and he is not afraid to show the ugly underside of a Victorian culture that on the surface appears to be governed by propriety and the use of good manners. People are greedy in Trollope's world. They seek money, lots of money, without hav
This novel really did not really turn out as I had hoped at all. I have loved the other Trollope novels I have read, so I was hopefully that it would really affect me more.

Those who have read both this and Dickens' Little Dorrit will see the reason I might compare the two. I was even looking forward to some enjoyable comparison between those, and ultimately, I don't even have the interest to do that. At this point in my reading life -- and I will certainly read more Trollope to see -- I feel tha
My favorite Anthony Trollope novel yet, this one is all about money, money, money, and maybe, a little, about class. Don't worry, there is romance too. But don't think that's not all about money as well. This is an especially relevant read in light of recent financial disasters, but don't let that stop you - I highly recommend it even if the economy improves.
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