The Belton Estate (Google eBook)

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pubOne info LLC, Sep 15, 2010 - Fiction - 659 pages
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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Mrs Amedroz, the wife of Bernard Amedroz, Esq, of Belton Castle, and mother of Charles and Clara Amedroz, died when those children were only eight and six years old, thereby subjecting them to the greatest misfortune which children born in that sphere of life can be made to suffer. And, in the case of this boy and girl, the misfortune was aggravated greatly by the peculiarities of the father's character. Mr Amedroz was not a bad man as men are held to be bad in the world's esteem. He was not vicious was not a gambler or a drunkard was not self-indulgent to a degree that brought upon him any reproach; nor was he regardless of his children. But he was an idle, thriftless man, who, at the age of sixty-seven, when the reader will first make his acquaintance, had as yet done no good in the world whatever. Indeed he had done terrible evil; for his son Charles was now dead had perished by his own hand and the state of things which had brought about this woeful event had been chiefly due to the father's neglect.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER II THE HEIR PROPOSES TO VISIT HIS COUSIN
CHAPTER III WILL BELTON
CHAPTER IV SAFE AGAINST LOVEMAKING
CHAPTER V NOT SAFE AGAINST LOVEMAKING
CHAPTER VI SAFE AGAINST LOVEMAKING ONCE AGAIN
CHAPTER VII MISS AMEDROZ GOES TO PERIVALE
CHAPTER VIII CAPTAIN AYLMER MEETS HIS CONSTITUENTS
CHAPTER IX CAPTAIN AYLMERS PROMISE TO HIS AUNT
CHAPTER XI MISS AMEDROZ HAS ANOTHER CHANCE
CHAPTER XX WILLIAM BELTON DOES NOT GO OUT HUNTING
CHAPTER XXI MRS ASKERTONS GENEROSITY
CHAPTER XXII PASSIONATE PLEADING
CHAPTER XXIII THE LAST DAY AT BELTON
CHAPTER XXIV THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY HOTEL
CHAPTER XXV MISS AMEDROZ HAS SOME HASHED CHICKEN
CHAPTER XXVI THE AYLMER PARK HASHED CHICKEN COMES TO AN END

CHAPTER X SHOWING HOW CAPTAIN AYLMER KEPT HIS PROMISE
CHAPTER XI MISS AMEDROZ IS TOO CANDID BY HALE
CHAPTER XII MISS AMEDROZ RETURNS HOME
CHAPTER XIII MR WILLIAM BELTON TAKES A WALK IN THE COUNTRY
CHAPTER XIV MR WILLIAM BELTON TAKES A WALK IN LONDON
CHAPTER XV EVIL WORDS
CHAPTER XVI THE HEIRS SECOND VISIT TO BELTON
CHAPTER XVII AYLMER PARK
CHAPTER XVIII MRS ASKERTONS STORY
CHAPTER XXVI THE AYLMER PARK HASHED CHICKEN COMES TO AN END
CHAPTER XXVII ONCE MORE BACK TO BELTON
CHAPTER XXVIII MISS AMEDROZ IS PURSUED
CHAPTER XXIX THERE IS NOTHING TO TELL
CHAPTER XXX MARY BELTON
CHAPTER XXXI TAKING POSSESSION
CHAPTER XXXII CONCLUSION
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Novelist Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. He attended many famous schools but as a large, awkward boy, he never felt in place among the aristocrats he met there. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. He spent seven years there in poverty until his transfer, in 1841, to Banagher, Ireland as a deputy postal surveyor. He became more financially secure and in 1844, he married Rose Heseltine. He wanted to discover the reasons for Irish discontent. In 1843, he began working on his first novel The Macdermots of Ballycloran which was published in 1847. He was sent on many postal missions. He spent a year is Belfast, in 1853, then went to Donnybrook, near Dublin. He also went to Egypt, Scotland and the West Indies to finally settle outside of London, at Waltham Cross, as a surveyor general in the Post Office. At this point, he was writing constantly. Some of the writings during this time were The Noble Jilt, Barchester Towers, and The Last Chronicle of Barset. In 1867, he tried editorship of St. Paul's Magazine but soon gave up because he didn't feel suited for the job. In 1871, he went on a visit to a son in Australia. At sea, he wrote Lady Anna on the voyage out and Australia and New Zealand on the voyage back. The Autobiography was written between October 1875 and April 1876 but was not published until after his death. Suffering from asthma and possible angina pectoris, he moved to Harting Grange. He wrote three more novels during 1881 than, in 1882, went to Ireland to begin research for The Landleaguers. In November that year, he suffered a paralytic stroke and he died on December 6, 1882.

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