The Duke's Children (Penguin Classics)

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Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts. His only daughter, meanwhile, longs passionately to marry the poor son of a county squire against her father's will. But while the Duke's dearest wishes for the three are thwarted one by one, he ultimately comes to understand that parents can learn from their own children. The final volume in the Palliser novels, The Duke's Children (1880) is a compelling exploration of wealth, pride and ultimately the strength of love.

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Trollope is that rare thing: a strong writer with a trustworthy imagination . . . Yet, beyond saying that his writing feels like life, it s hard to say just how he works his magic . . . Trollope, quite uncynically, understands both what s necessary to make the world go round and which way the world ought to be made to turn . . . Politics and gossip are still the essential life of the world . . . and any writer who can turn them into art will survive. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

The Duke s Children is a novel about sorrow and loss, and about a parent s pained discovery that our children inevitably grow to love us less than we love them . . . The new version will most likely not change anyone s view of The Duke s Children, and yet all those tiny excisions do add up.The restored version is a fuller, richer book. Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review
Trollope has brought much pleasure. He can still make us laugh and many of his characters . . . still live, perhaps rivalled only among nineteenth-century novelists by some creations of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens . . . Trollope denied that he had any mysterious genius, calling his achievement comfortable but not splendid. This modesty, one feels, was genuine. It was also misplaced. The Duke s Children shows an ability to go deep enough to see the anxiety and pain that can accompany death and change. from the Introduction by Max Egremont"

"Trollope is that rare thing: a strong writer with a trustworthy imagination . . . Yet, beyond saying that his writing feels like life, it's hard to say just how he works his magic . . . Trollope, quite uncynically, understands both what's necessary to make the world go round and which way the world ought to be made to turn . . . Politics and gossip are still the essential life of the world . . . and any writer who can turn them into art will survive." --Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

"The Duke's Children is a novel about sorrow and loss, and about a parent's pained discovery that our children inevitably grow to love us less than we love them . . . The new version will most likely not change anyone's view of The Duke's Children, and yet all those tiny excisions do add up. The restored version is a fuller, richer book." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review
"Trollope has brought much pleasure. He can still make us laugh and many of his characters . . . still live, perhaps rivalled only among nineteenth-century novelists by some creations of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens . . . Trollope denied that he had any mysterious genius, calling his achievement 'comfortable but not splendid.' This modesty, one feels, was genuine. It was also misplaced. The Duke's Children shows an ability to go deep enough to see the anxiety and pain that can accompany death and change." --from the Introduction by Max Egremont

-Trollope is that rare thing: a strong writer with a trustworthy imagination . . . Yet, beyond saying that his writing feels like life, it's hard to say just how he works his magic . . . Trollope, quite uncynically, understands both what's necessary to make the world go round and which way the world ought to be made to turn . . . Politics and gossip are still the essential life of the world . . . and any writer who can turn them into art will survive.- --Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

-The Duke's Children is a novel about sorrow and loss, and about a parent's pained discovery that our children inevitably grow to love us less than we love them . . . The new version will most likely not change anyone's view of The Duke's Children, and yet all those tiny excisions do add up. The restored version is a fuller, richer book.- --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review
-Trollope has brought much pleasure. He can still make us laugh and many of his characters . . . still live, perhaps rivalled only among nineteenth-century novelists by some creations of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens . . . Trollope denied that he had any mysterious genius, calling his achievement 'comfortable but not splendid.' This modesty, one feels, was genuine. It was also misplaced. The Duke's Children shows an ability to go deep enough to see the anxiety and pain that can accompany death and change.- --from the Introduction by Max Egremont

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts. His only daughter, meanwhile, longs passionately to marry the poor son of a county squire against her father s will. But while the Duke s dearest wishes for the three are thwarted one by one, he ultimately comes to understand that parents can learn from their own children. The final volume in the Palliser novels, The Duke s Children (1880) is a compelling exploration of wealth, pride and ultimately the strength of love. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140433449

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 1996. Paperback. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Editor(s): Birch, Dinah. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 24. Weight in Grams: 388. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780140433449

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