The Macdermots of Ballycloran

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Trollope Society, 1991 - English fiction - 448 pages
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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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

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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

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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