An Old Man's Love (Google eBook)
Mr William Whittlestaff was strolling very slowly up and down the long walk at his country seat in Hampshire, thinking of the contents of a letter which he held crushed up within his trousers' pocket. He always breakfasted exactly at nine, and the letters were supposed to be brought to him at a quarter past. The postman was really due at his hall-door at a quarter before nine; but though he had lived in the same house for above fifteen years, and though he was a man very anxious to get his letters, he had never yet learned the truth about them. He was satisfied in his ignorance with 9.15 A.M., but on this occasion the post-boy, as usual, was ten minutes after that time. Mr Whittlestaff had got through his second cup of tea, and was stranded in his chair, having nothing to do, with the empty cup and plates before him for the space of two minutes; and, consequently, when he had sent some terrible message out to the post-boy, and then had read the one epistle which had arrived on this morning, he thus liberated his mind: "I'll be whipped if I will have anything to do with her.
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Review: An Old Man's LoveUser Review - Keren - Goodreads
Hmmm! I like happy endings, and I'm not sure that the fact that a man's life is essentially over because he has reached the age of 45 is a happy ending! The young bloke gets the young woman because ... Read full review
Review: An Old Man's LoveUser Review - Gerlinde RR - Goodreads
Vey short and easy to read. Usual Trollope investigation into character and motives. Very simple story but a key to understanding the Victorian mind. Enjoyable. Read full review