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Doctor Thorne
Doctor Thorne | Anthony Trollope
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Frank has but one duty before him. He must marry money.' The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a girl with no money and mysterious parentage. He faces a terrible dilemma: should he save the estate, or marry the girl he loves? Mary, too, has to battle her feelings, knowing that marrying Frank would ruin his family and fly in the face of his mother's opposition. Her pride is matched by that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to decide whether to reveal a secret that would resolve Frank's difficulty, or to uphold the innate merits of his own family heritage. The character of Dr Thorne reflects Trollope's own contradictory feelings about the value of tradition and the need for change. The lively introduction included considers the novel's main themes, Trollope's attitude to class and traditional values, and his comic skill as he develops the plot. His subtle portrayal, and the comic skill and gentle satire with which the story is developed, are among the many pleasures of this delightful novel.
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Thehorserider95
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Good story.

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Lcsmcat
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SharonGoforth
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My first finish for #Victober! This is the third of Anthony Trollope‘s Barchester series, and so far it‘s my favorite! Trollope tackles a lot of social and political issues, all with a sene of humor. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DivineDiana Look at that cover! Swoon! 1y
SharonGoforth @DivineDiana Yes! Love it 💕💕 1y
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SharonGoforth
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Getting an early start on my #Victober reading. Clearing the decks on all of my other current reads to make room for a month-long (October) celebration of Victorian literature!

BarbaraBB Very nice. I‘ve just discovered Trollope! 1y
Lcsmcat I love Trollope! 1y
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Lcsmcat
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This #pink copy of Doctor Thorne has tiny print, but it‘s too cute not to keep. #readingresolutions @Jess7 (apologies if I post this twice - I‘m in low service area and it didn‘t seem to go the first try.)

LeahBergen I always love covers in that old shade of pink! 1y
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cathysaid
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Just finished the third book in The Barchester Chronicles. Doctor Thorne must manage the shenanigans and impending fallout brought on by Frank Gresham and his poor estate management. Trollope's 19th c. dry wit and keen observations of English societal moires make it seem as if you are peeking in the neighbors windows. Loving this series! 5/5 ⭐️

Next up...Framley Parsonage!

#classics

Ellen That cover! 2y
Mommamanzi That tree is so beautiful!!! 2y
Booksnchill That is on my classics read list for 2018! 2y
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AmyG That glass tree is so pretty! 2y
LeahBergen Trollope is on my TBR for 2018 👍🏻 2y
cathysaid @Ellen I know! I'm slowly buying the whole set so they match. 2y
cathysaid @Mommamanzi @AmyG Thanks! That and a tiny nativity ornament make up the extent of my Christmas decorations. But clean up is easy! 2y
cathysaid @Booksnchill @LeahBergen I'm really enjoying the series and reading slowly so I can savor his sentences. Hope you enjoy! 2y
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Loving this book in Trollope's Barchester series. As I keep reading, I'm giving more credence to the assertion that Trollope was a 19th century feminist. #classic #feminist #hellyeah

BarbaraBB I am jealous of you reading Throllope. I am too restless at the moment unfortunately! 2y
batsy Wow. That's a great quote. I plan to read The Chronicles of Barsetshire next year, if possible. 2y
cathysaid @BarbaraBB I read it along with other books so if I can't focus, I can pick it up later. @batsy Right? 2y
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raeintheworld
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Julian Fellows adapted Anthony Trollope for Amazon and it was delicious. For all my classics lovers, it's a delight. (And the interior shots of libraries in the country homes are to die for.)

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cathysaid
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When your husband is placing an Amazon order and says, "Do you need anything? I have to add something for $10 in order to get my add-on items."

*runs to find list of next books in #currentlyreading series*

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the_hibernator
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I finally started using Serial Reader again after a hiatus brought on by a massive book slump earlier this year. Never read Trollope before. We'll see how he is.

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Jerdencon
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3rd serial read finished...
Time to scout for another to read... so many choices!

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GuiltyFeat
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About 200 pages in, a parliamentary candidate is dismissed by the book's hero as a "muff" because it is discovered that he would "vote for an extension of the franchise, and the admission of the Jews into Parliament."

So, on the one hand I will probably keep reading these as they're delightful Victorian romances. But on the other hand, fuck you Anthony Trollope, you dirty Jew-hating asshat.

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merelybookish
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We have just started watching this on Amazon and I really like it. But the intros and postscripts by Julian Fellowes irk me. He is a brilliant screenwriter, but I don't need an explanation of moral complexity in characters or a lecture on why Trollope is a good novelist. 😡 Anyone else watch this miniseries? I expect I'm late to the party.

LeahBergen No! But now I will! 😀 3y
Laura317 Nope, me either. It's added to my watch list! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Add to my watch list too. Especially if Julian Fellowes is involved. 3y
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merelybookish @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LeahBergen @Laura317 It is really good! And Fellows is the best at period drama. My husband thinks it funny I hate his little before & aft blurbs. It's supposed to be like Masterpiece Theatre, I guess. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive watched the first episode and am starting the second! I love a good period drama. Julian Fellowes threatened to come back at the end and debrief me. Well, if he must. I think Im following everything just fine, thanks. 3y
merelybookish @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think we could be good friends! 3y
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suomi
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Finished my goodreads reading challenge. I set myself a realistic goal to read 30 books this year and ended up reading 35. So glad I found litsy! I discovered so many books this year...

#goodreadschallenge

melbeautyandbooks Way to go! 3y
Reviewsbylola Great year! 🎉🎉 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Suzze Nice! 👏👏 3y
Bookworm54 Wooooo! Go you 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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suomi
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This was my first book I read with serial reader. I love the concept. I loved Doctor Thorne from beginning to the end. While the ending, and much of the story, was predictable it is written with humour and I found myself laughing more than ones.
#serialreader

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suomi
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I just discovered #serialreader. Starting with Doctor Thorne. Been wanting to read it for ages ☺

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innianna
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While reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue and listening to the Audiobook of Heir of Fire I also started reading Doctor Thorne on the @SerialReader App, I'm loving the concept so far!
And this passage is true gold ☺️❤️😂📚
#serialreader #classics

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Linsy
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Just finished my first book on @SerialReader. And now I'm totally in love with the app.

Trollope's writing is such a delight. He is seriously witty and definitely knows how to draw out suspense (which is saying something, since I already knew the ending from the miniseries). There were a few extra-long explanations, but Trollope's voice is so delightful that I even enjoyed many of those. I had a blast! #serialreader #classics

Godmotherx5 Good for you! I thought I'd use it more. Maybe if I spent less time on Litsy.... 3y
Linsy @Godmotherx5 Lol, I've had it for months and only just started using it in earnest. 3y
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CoffeeAndABook Hey that's very helpful to hear! I've downloaded the app & started with the same book but never got past the first issue. It was kind of a slow beginning but your post will motivate me to keep going! Thx 🎈 3y
Linsy @CoffeeAndABook I hope you like it!! Like I said, it can drag in parts, but I found the humor in it to be so worth it! I can't believe I'd never ever heard of Trollope until the recent miniseries. 3y
CoffeeAndABook @ABookishPixie I'll let you know 😉 3y
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Lakesidemusing
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Watched the first episode of Doctor Thorne while walking on the treadmill this morning - surprisingly good!! It's beautiful outside, but I couldn't justify just sitting in front of the television...

GinaAnderson I liked this. Loved the whole Barchester series. 3y
Lakesidemusing @GinaAnderson So did I! Read the entire Barsetshire series last year. Considering the Pallisers for 2017. Have you read any of them? 3y
GinaAnderson @Lakesidemusing I haven't read the Palliser series because I was scared off by the politics but please report back if you read them. I'd love to know what you think. 3y
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Lakesidemusing @GinaAnderson The politics makes me hesitate, too. Most readers seem to enjoy Can You Forgive Her? though. 3y
teresareads I'm halfway through the Pallisers, and the 1st and 3rd mostly focused on relationships. There was more politics in book 2, but it was rarely overwhelming. 3y
DebinHawaii I have been wanting to watch this series! 👍 3y
Lakesidemusing @teresareads Glad to hear that!😀 3y
Lakesidemusing @DebinHawaii Started the second episode (no longer on treadmill😉) and that's good so far, too! 3y
Avidreader25 I enjoyed it too! 3y
BethFishReads On my watch list too 3y
Lakesidemusing @Avidreader25 @BethFishReads not sure whether to limit myself to one at a time or binge! 3y
BethFishReads Always good a good sign if you're contemplating bingeing 3y
Avidreader25 I binged! 3y
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