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Doctor Thorne TV Tie-In with a foreword by Julian Fellowes

The Chronicles of Barsetshire

Anthony Trollope
Foreword by Julian Fellowes and Edited by Simon Dentith

March 2016

ISBN: 9780198785637

544 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Frank Gresham needs to marry for money if he is to save his impoverished family estate. But he loves the doctor's penniless niece, and faces a terrible dilemma. Doctor Thorne, now adapted for ITV by Julian Fellowes.

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Frank Gresham needs to marry for money if he is to save his impoverished family estate. But he loves the doctor's penniless niece, and faces a terrible dilemma. Doctor Thorne, now adapted for ITV by Julian Fellowes.

  • Doctor Thorne is a powerful novel in which rank, wealth, and personal feeling are pitted against one another in the central love story of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, and in the figure of the complex Doctor himself.
  • A novel in which economic pressures clash with human relationships, and Trollope's satirical and subtle handling of his characters' moral dilemmas is unsurpassed.
  • Lively introduction considers the novel's main themes, Trollope's attitude to class and traditional values, and his comic skill as he develops the plot.

Reviews

"Reading it made me laugh out loud and admire Trollope's wit, literary wizardry and hilarious digs at the debt-riden gentry's snobbish obsession with pedigree, money and the marriage market." - Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

"I read it over Easter & was glued to my chair for hours at a time." - Lyn Baines, I Prefer Reading

"Within this descriptive and compelling tale we encounter envy, avarice, brutality and arrogance, but essentially, Doctor Thorne is a beautifully written, nineteenth century tale of loyal, unfailing love. Excellent stuff; I just loved it!" - Carrie King, The Writer's Drawer

"There is wonderful comedy in Doctor Thorne...The book is a testament to Trollope's belief in decency as a guide to living, and I think we are made all the better for it." - Julian Fellowes, from his Foreword to the Oxford World's Classics edition.

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