Framley Parsonage



Anthony Trollope S Father, Thomas Anthony Trollope, Worked As A Barrister Thomas Trollope, Though A Clever And Well Educated Man And A Fellow Of New College, Oxford, Failed At The Bar Due To His Bad Temper In Addition, His Ventures Into Farming Proved Unprofitable And He Lost An Expected Inheritance When An Elderly Uncle Married And Had Children Nonetheless, He Came From A Genteel Background, With Connections To The Landed Gentry, And So Wished To Educate His Sons As Gentlemen And For Them To Attend Oxford Or Cambridge The Disparity Between His Family S Social Background And Its Poverty Would Be The Cause Of Much Misery To Anthony Trollope During His Boyhood Born In London, Anthony Attended Harrow School As A Day Boy For Three Years From The Age Of Seven, As His Father S Farm Lay In That Neighbourhood After A Spell At A Private School, He Followed His Father And Two Older Brothers To Winchester College, Where He Remained For Three Years He Returned To Harrow As A Day Boy To Reduce The Cost Of His Education Trollope Had Some Very Miserable Experiences At These Two Public Schools They Ranked As Two Of The Most Lite Schools In England, But Trollope Had No Money And No Friends, And Got Bullied A Great Deal At The Age Of Twelve, He Fantasized About Suicide However, He Also Daydreamed, Constructing Elaborate Imaginary Worlds In 1827, His Mother Frances Trollope Moved To America With Trollope S Three Younger Siblings, Where She Opened A Bazaar In Cincinnati, Which Proved Unsuccessful Thomas Trollope Joined Them For A Short Time Before Returning To The Farm At Harrow, But Anthony Stayed In England Throughout His Mother Returned In 1831 And Rapidly Made A Name For Herself As A Writer, Soon Earning A Good Income His Father S Affairs, However, Went From Bad To Worse He Gave Up His Legal Practice Entirely And Failed To Make Enough Income From Farming To Pay Rents To His Landlord Lord Northwick In 1834 He Fled To Belgium To Avoid Arrest For Debt The Whole Family Moved To A House Near Bruges, Where They Lived Entirely On Frances S Earnings In 1835, Thomas Trollope Died While Living In Belgium, Anthony Worked As A Classics Usher A Junior Or Assistant Teacher In A School With A View To Learning French And German, So That He Could Take Up A Promised Commission In An Austrian Cavalry Regiment, Which Had To Be Cut Short At Six Weeks He Then Obtained A Position As A Civil Servant In The British Post Office Through One Of His Mother S Family Connections, And Returned To London On His Own This Provided A Respectable, Gentlemanly Occupation, But Not A Well Paid One From WikipediaFramley Parsonage

Anthony Trollope became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era Some of Trollope s best loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.Trollope has always been a popular novelist Noted fans ha

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  1. says:

    They are being very patient Oh, the English generally are if they think they are going to get something for nothing And I was very patient with this book I kept losing track of the characters and the story but perservered hoping I would get something But I got what the English hope they won t Nothing The book had both plot and romance ...

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    One can seldom go wrong by taking a Trollope novel on holiday His style, his wit, and his psychological perceptiveness always delight and allow one to pick up the book in odd moments and be instantly transported This novel, like several of his others and like the novels of Dickens in comparison with whom I find Trollope to be gentler and less socially biting, or at least subtly so was serialized in monthly publications of the time, and each chapter is thus rather self contained Trollope is able skillfully to weave several subplots that are distinct although related, and chapters jump from one to another He is not averse to interjecting editorial comments and paragraphs, all enhancing the ambiance of his times Unlike Dickens and George Eliot, he writes about his contemporary society and its foibles rather than digging into the recent past I find him particularly incisive in his understanding of late 19th century British politics, a politics that is uncannily like our own in its...

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    Here s the frightening thing about this book Gentle, wonderful Mrs Gaskell wished it would go on forever and ever, because it was just so peaceful.Yet we can read it now and see the savagery just beneath the surface A pastor is worried about hunting not because hunting is all about murdering a small creature, but because it Just Isn t Done on Sunday.A woman sells herself coldly to a man she doesn t like or respect but he s got the right title and bank account.People struggle silently behin...

  4. says:

    Trollope starts slow, then goes slower and after a bit you wonder where exactly is any of thisBut then, almost without realizing it, you re deep into the often tedious lives of his characters To this American and probably most others , the types and concerns of these characters are petty, even ridiculous The winding down nobility of mid 19th century Britain were a damned silly bunch by any modern standard isolated, divorced from reality, having no function except to be in charge, even when there was nothing left for them to be in charge of Yes, they owned the land, but they seldom spoke it its inhabitants, were too congenial to cause them problems and would rather forget that they exist And they saw their children only as the governess whisked them past.But Trollope somehow makes them into real, full human beings, deeply concerned and involved, even if what they are involved in is a kind of extended fantasy His ability to examine the depths of motive is remarkable, as is his determination to avoid...

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    It is difficult to review Framley Parsonage without also discussing Doctor Thorne The romantic half of the novel seemed to me a revision of the romantic plot of Doctor Thorne, though a far superior model.As with Doctor Thorne, Trollope leaves the confines of Barchester to look at the countryside Here, too, he deals with class issues and with the adjustments the aristocracy is slowly making to the many changes in the nineteenth century He is moderately chatty, though not as much as in Barchester Towers.While the romance is something of a retread, the motivations and actions of the characters are comprehensible and nuanced Lord Lufton and Lucy meet, become friends, and gradually realize how highly they value this friendship, making it much less necessary to insist on his status as a hero Also, where the Lady Arabella was largely a one dimensional nasty, making Mary s deference to her increasingly frustrating, Lady Lufton is someone whose good opinion is worth something She may be overly conscious of her noble blood, but she s also kind, generous, and loving Thus Lucy s hesitations make sense, even to a twenty first century reader All of the other characters benefit from greater depth and nuance in their characters, and there is plenty of interplay beyond and around the twinned main plots to keep things moving...

  6. says:

    It is official, I am loving the Chronicles of Barsetshire after finishing book 4 out of 6 and I cannot imagine not loving the rest, or really anything Trollope If you have never read him before let me tell you what authors I think he is a cross between, even though all authors are quite unique styles, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens Where Austin gives all the drama of the families and communities involved to perfection, Trollope does this plus adds his comments on society at large, as Dickens has mastered In Framley Parsonage , Trollope adds characters, as well as brings back characters from book 1 2, so then in book 3, Doctor Thorne So we get a wonderfully fun mix of familiar and new faces I loved this storyline as much as in Doctor Thorne and was quite surprised by a twist which I was not expecting in the least This series is mostly about political religious society and their neighbors but in NO MEANS A RELIGIOUS SERMON He shows the good, bad and ugly of human beings and especially exposes the religious society Is this an anti religious novel Not in the least but shows us that people are not perfect but human beings, needing to deal with their faults I find it interesting in this book and the previous, his not giving the villain, an all ...

  7. says:

    Non c che dire, mi sono innamorato di Trollope, e pian piano me li legger tutti Una narrativa di classe e una narrazione di gran classe Lo dimostra il fatto che, pur non amando le opere ponderose, ho volato via queste 500 pagine E dire che si tratta di temi che non mi entusiasmano la societ vittoriana, la nobilt , la politica, gli amori combinati e no Ma la m...

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    So, I am seriously at a loss to express just how much I enjoyed this book I am beginning to have a serious thing for Mr Trollope The very beginning was actually very slow and I had some doubts I didn t feel the story really got going until about page 80 or so The other drawback was the heavy political vein running through it The problem with that problem is that I have no experience with British parliamentary process past or present, and don t really get it I am sure it was highly amusing and or edifying for the intended audience of the time Be that as it may, WOW How can a book that actually seems fairly predictable still completely thrill the reader and even get the reader to evince some stress about the outcome when, like I said, you pretty much know what will happen in the end just read the chapter headings The character s characters are completely fresh At the outset one thinks some Victorian stereotypes will be had NOT SO I think every character surprised me I so love Trollope s sense of humanity and that every person has many sides Great points Absolutely fantastic husband and wife relationship perfect example of what a loving wife should be when her husband has made a big mistake and asks forgiveness Smashing love stories all of them, including the married parties and particularly one not the main one, either but I won t give it away Great mother son relationship Great friendship between women relationship Very gratifying and even touching themes of repe...

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    4.5 stars Oh, how I enjoyed this book For years, I thought Trollope was stuffy and dry I don t know where I got this idea from, but it s the furthest from the truth This is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire, and they get better and better as they go I truly believe that I may never have tried this author if it weren t for Katie of Books and Things on YouTube She loves Victorian literature so much, and has read all of Dickens, Austen, Gaskell, Hardy, and others and has videos of each of those novels and many on her channel If you enjoy the classics and even if you don t, as she enjoys modern work too , you owe it to yourself to check out her channel Her excitement is contagious, and I owe quite a debt to her for sparking my love for these beautiful works that take me back to a gentler time and place Here is a link to her channel can t wait to read The Small House at Allington , which is coming up next, and is Katie s favorite book of this series Trollope s writing is so smooth and easy to sink into, and I find myself smiling quite a lot His characterization is wonderful and characters pop up from earlier novels in the series and we get to see how they re getting on I want to add that Simon Vance s delivery of this book is superb in every way He has a gift...

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    History records that Elizabeth Gaskell said I wish Trollope would go on writing Framley Parsonage for ever I don t see any reason why it should come to an end I m inclined to agree with her, and I think that is because it has so very many of the things I look for in a Trollope novel done rather well Church and Parliament Vicarages and Country Houses New and Returning Characters Town and Country Financial and Romantic IntriguesAt the centre of this book is a young man named Mark Robarts.Mark was the son of a doctor from Devon, who shared a tutor with the young Lord Lufton The dowager Lady Lufton was delighted with the friendship, and she guided Mark towards an excellent education, a career in the church, a comfortable living at the parish of Framley in the diocese of Barchester, and a happy marriage with her daughter s lovely friend, Fanny.He was genial and likeable young man, but his passage though life had been so smooth that he hadn t learned many important lessons, and that led him into trouble.Mark was drawn into the local political set, and he was persuaded to sign a bill for a significant amount of money He kne...

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