Novels

The Small House at Allington

The Small House at Allington is fifth of Anthony Trollope’s six Barchester novels. The setting and most of the main characters are new, though familiar characters from the other novels come into the story at various points: Lady Dumbello, the Grantlys, Plantagenet Palliser (how I love that name — “Plant, for short,” as my daughter… Read More The Small House at Allington

Novels

Dr. Thorne

Dr. Thorne is the novel that precedes Framley Parsonage in Trollope’s chronicles of Barsetshire. I read Framley first, and though I wish I’d gotten to know Dr. Thorne beforehand, he didn’t suffer any from having been met out of sequence. In fact I liked Dr. Thorne even better than Framley Parsonage. For one thing, it… Read More Dr. Thorne

Novels

Framley Parsonage

It’s been awhile since I ventured into the 19th century with Anthony Trollope. I’ve read The Warden and Barchester Towers, and I thought Framley Parsonage came next. Turns out I was wrong; I skipped over Dr. Thorne. But I still enjoyed reading about Mark Robarts, a parson with social and professional ambitions that get him… Read More Framley Parsonage

Novels

The Way We Live Now

I started reading Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now last spring. Sherry of Semicolon had mentioned when she got her Kindle for Christmas that this was one of the free books she downloaded, and as a Trollope fan I followed her example. I’ve read The Warden and Barchester Towers, and I like Trollope’s discerning… Read More The Way We Live Now