Framley Parsonage (Google eBook)
The fourth work of Trollope's "Chronicles of Barsetshire" series, this novel primarily follows the young curate Mark Robarts, newly arrived in Framley thanks to the living provided for by Lady Lufton. The ambitious if naive Robarts looks to advance his career by mingling with the higher class society around him, which leads to a test of his traditionally Victorian values as a gentleman. While Robarts is being compromised and even being brought to the edge of a social downfall, the love of his sister Lucy is challenged by the disapproving mother of Lord Lufton. Amidst this impressive description of English life in the 1800s, Trollope tells this story with consideration and his characteristically satiric humor, gaining for "Framley Parsonage" the general acknowledgement as his most popular work.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Benedict8 - LibraryThing
I listened to this entire book on Audible.com. I appreciate the exquisite prose, and the story about the countryside of England during the early Victorian era. I was left wishing I could read everything Trollope ever wrote. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookworm12 - LibraryThing
This is the book that started the whole readalong. After reading and loving Jo Walton’s “Tooth and Claw” I found out that it’s a retelling of Framley Parsonage using dragons. The entire Chronicles of ... Read full review