Phineas Finn: The Irish Member

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Trollope Society, 1989 - English fiction - 631 pages
The story of a highly ambitious young politician who is offered a pocket borough in Galway. Determined not to remain in Ireland, although he has a secret fiancee there, he at once goes to London where his charm and social success lead on to greater things, until his equally swift downfall.

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Phineas Finn proposes to stand for Loughshane
Phineas Finn is elected for Loughshane
Phineas Finn takes his Seat

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About the author (1989)

Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. In 1841, he became a deputy postal surveyor in Banagher, Ireland. He was sent on many postal missions ending up as a surveyor general in the post office outside of London. His first novel, The Macdermots of Ballycloran, was published in 1847. His other works included Castle Richmond, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Lady Anna, The Two Heroines of Plumplington, and The Noble Jilt. He died after suffering from a paralytic stroke on December 6, 1882.

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