When Louis Trevelyan's young wife meets an old family acquaintance, his unreasonable jealousy of their friendship sparks a quarrel that leads to a brutal and tragic estrangement.
Often considered to be his masterpiece, Anthony Trollope's 1869 novel explores the themes of marriage, love, and the rights of women in 19th-century England.
With a cast of independent, forceful characters and lively subplots, Trollope creates a penetrating and often comic dissection of the mores of Victorian society.
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A World of Misunderstandings
The narration by Nigel Patterson who kept me listening long past the point I would have stopped otherwise.
I can't truthfully pick a favorite character. Each with their quirks kept me so discombobulated that I had a hard time liking any of the characters for more than a chapter at a time. I wanted to slap sense (gently of course) into the lot of them most of the time and found myself talking out loud to the characters at what fools they were being.
Nigel brought richness to the performance and gave such personality to each character which meant I was never in doubt about which one was 'on' at any given time. This is not the kind of book I would have picked as its subject matter is not to my taste but I was given a copy for an honest review.
Breakdown of Communication
This is not a bad book but if you're a person who is easily frustrated at things you can't change (evidently I am) its not for you. You'll be so frustrated by the end of the book that you'll need some meditation or a long walk to De-stress. I love books and love to read, and as I stated before this is not the type of book I would normally pick and I am aware of why after listening to this one. For me the saving grace was the narration by Nigel.
- Ila in Maine
- Francis J. Ambrosio