The Belton Estate

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Trollope Society, 1991 - England - 365 pages
Following a family tragedy, the home of Clara Amedroz passes to a distant cousin, the farmer Will Belton. Clara rejects his proposal of marriage in favour of the dull MP, Captain Aylmer. The theme of the novel is the difficulty of being a spirited woman in a world made for men.

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This book is classic Anthony Trollope Clara Amedroz, beautiful young girl is forced to make an "excellent marriage" after her father and her brother fritter away their estate and the money she should ... Read full review

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Clara's brother ruins the family financially and then commits suicide. On her father's death she will be left penniless and Will Belton, a distant cousin, will inherit. Will comes to visit and wins ... Read full review


The Remnants of the Amedroz Family
The Heir proposes to visit his Cousins
u Will Belton

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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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