Ralph the Heir
This novel tells a story of crossed inheritance. One Ralph Newton, a handsome ne'er-do-well, has the expectation of the family property. His cousin (also Ralph Newton) is a wholly worthy fellow, but a bastard and may not by law inherit what his father desperately wants to bequeath him. This situation provides Trollope with the occasion for a profound analysis of moral worth and legal right. It is a novel of Trollope's maturity, featuring the darker hues and confident social criticism of his late phase together with streaks of broad comedy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
Published in 1871, this is one of Trollope's later works and show his cynicism towards Victorian mores to be in full flower as he skewers British inheritance laws, the methods for getting elected to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pgchuis - LibraryThing
The story of Ralph (the heir) who almost sells his inheritance to his uncle so that his uncle's illegitimate son (also) Ralph can inherit the estate. Also of the Underwood family; Sir Thomas (Ralph's ... Read full review