Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope audiobook

Phineas Finn: The Irish Member

By Anthony Trollope
Read by David Shaw-Parker

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The Palliser Novels: Book 2

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Phineas Finn, a handsome young Irishman of twenty-three, comes to England to make his fortune in parliamentary politics. But despite all his aspirations, Finn is haunted by ethical questions as his personal convictions conflict with his duty towards his party. Loyalty versus honor, love versus money, and privacy versus prominence: the eponymous hero faces a variety of dilemmas as he navigates his way through the House of Commons. The second installment of Trollope’s celebrated Palliser series, Phineas Finn is a delightful and humorous look at the complexity of human relationships and the politics surrounding the Second Reform Bill of the 1860s.

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A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Literary Fiction & Classics Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Phineas Finn, a handsome young Irishman of twenty-three, comes to England to make his fortune in parliamentary politics. But despite all his aspirations, Finn is haunted by ethical questions as his personal convictions conflict with his duty towards his party. Loyalty versus honor, love versus money, and privacy versus prominence: the eponymous hero faces a variety of dilemmas as he navigates his way through the House of Commons.

The second installment of Trollope’s celebrated Palliser series, Phineas Finn is a delightful and humorous look at the complexity of human relationships and the politics surrounding the Second Reform Bill of the 1860s.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If David Shaw–Parker isn’t the most subtly funny Duke of Omnium ever, let’s give up. The Duke’s self-important basso as he courts Madame Max seems to come out of his shoes, and it’s an amazing surprise, because by the time Omnium really enters the story, Shaw–Parker has created so many varied characters and voices that you can’t imagine he’s still got a trick you haven’t heard. Phineas Finn is a rich comedy of manners and politics. It is also every bit as much a marriage story as anything from Jane Austen but with a young man from the provinces seeking advancement and security in a world where many women have more money and influence than he. This is a deliciously entertaining listen. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The central tension in Trollope’s novel Phineas Finn is between independence and service. The title character is an Irish outsider who comes into Parliament vowing to be true to his individual conscience…Finn has to either chart his own course or allow himself to be put in harness for the good of the common effort.” New York Times
Phineas Finn's engaging plot embraces matters as diverse as reform, the position of women, the Irish question, and the conflict between integrity and ambition…Trollope explores the realities of political life, and the clash between compromise and conviction, that is as topical today as it was in the 1860s.” Oxford University Press

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Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

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 a 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 28.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English