An Old Man’s Love

By Anthony Trollope
Read by Frederick Davidson

6.80 Hours 11/01/2000 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $16.95

    Special Price $5.00

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781455177066

  • Regular Price: $6.95

    Special Price $2.09

    ISBN: 9781482106558

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781433266690

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781433266706

Fifty-year-old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and gradually finds himself falling in love with her. But Mary has already given her heart to the young John Gordon, who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields of South Africa. Gordon’s sudden return after a three years’ absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff’s proposal, precipitates the crisis at the center of the story. An Old Man’s Love is Trollope’s last completed novel, finished just seven months before his death.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Fifty-year-old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and gradually finds himself falling in love with her. But Mary has already given her heart to the young John Gordon, who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields of South Africa. Gordon’s sudden return after a three years’ absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff’s proposal, precipitates the crisis at the center of the story.

An Old Man’s Love is Trollope’s last completed novel, finished just seven months before his death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A melancholy interest attaches to the last story we shall ever have from Anthony Trollope, and its excellence reawakens our regrets for his loss. An Old Man’s Love is...unusually compact and complete.” Times (London), 1884
“The book [An Old Man’s Love] is not an unfitting finale to an almost unparalleled series of works in fiction.” Saturday Review
“Written with vigour and directness.” C. E. Dawkins, Academy, 1884
“An Old Man’s Love will be welcomed by those who appreciate Trollope’s elegant prose.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English