The Eustace Diamonds

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 26, 2004 - Fiction - 794 pages
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Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie’s truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts. The third in Trollope’s Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds bears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humour and a keen perception of human nature.

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Review: The Eustace Diamonds (Palliser #3)

User Review  - Edward Butler - Goodreads

Lizzie Eustace is a very memorable character, and I for one rooted for her all the way. I also found interesting Trollope's refusal to grant us an impartial view of certain crucial events--we never ... Read full review

Review: The Eustace Diamonds (Palliser #3)

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

After Phineas Finn, this book feels like a time out from the Palliser series as the familiar characters recede into the background and we focus on the career of Lizzie Eustace. Knowing as I did that ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.

Stephen Gill is a professor of English literature at Oxford University, a fellow of Lincoln College, and editor of Selected Poems by William Wordsworth.

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and wrote the introduction to Chekhov's The Shooting Party for Penguin Classics.

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