The Macdermots of Ballycloran
The story of the unscrupulous Ferdinand Lopez, who succeeds in being selected as a parliamentary candidate for the Palliser pocket borough. A blackmail scandal involving Lady Glencora involves the Prime Minister in making a payment to Lopez, an affair which then appears in the gutter press.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ivanfranko - LibraryThing
Took an age to read, though no fault of the book. A superb descriptive writer on his first novel. Trollope masters Irish dialect and I suspect this is a result of his long association with the Irish ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jeffome - LibraryThing
A little slow getting going with this first of Trollope's novels for me. The flow of the language, the Irish dialect, and the lack of knowledge of life in the era and place, left me grasping ... Read full review