The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope audiobook

The Duke's Children

By Anthony Trollope
Read by David Shaw-Parker

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The Palliser Novels: Book 6

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Bereft of his beloved wife Glencora and his role as prime minister, Plantagenet Palliser enters the realm of family politics as he struggles to guide and connect with his three wayward children. Lord Silverbridge, the duke’s first born and natural inheritor, expelled from Oxford, a gambler at the racetrack, and an elected Conservative, further troubles his father when he becomes engaged to Isabel Boncassen, a vibrant and witty American heiress of low social status. Lady Mary, his daughter, falls in love with a penniless young gentleman named Frank Treager, while his second son, Gerald, displays similar behavior to his brother. The beleaguered duke must set aside his pride and accept their desires in order to restore happiness and harmony in the Palliser home. The Duke’s Children brings Trollope’s Palliser saga to a satisfying conclusion and is here presented in its entirety, with over 65,000 words restored from the original manuscript by Steven Amarnick, assisted by Robert Wiseman, with Susan Humphreys.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Bereft of his beloved wife Glencora and his role as prime minister, Plantagenet Palliser enters the realm of family politics as he struggles to guide and connect with his three wayward children.

Lord Silverbridge, the duke’s first born and natural inheritor, expelled from Oxford, a gambler at the racetrack, and an elected Conservative, further troubles his father when he becomes engaged to Isabel Boncassen, a vibrant and witty American heiress of low social status. Lady Mary, his daughter, falls in love with a penniless young gentleman named Frank Treager, while his second son, Gerald, displays similar behavior to his brother. The beleaguered duke must set aside his pride and accept their desires in order to restore happiness and harmony in the Palliser home.

The Duke’s Children brings Trollope’s Palliser saga to a satisfying conclusion and is here presented in its entirety, with over 65,000 words restored from the original manuscript by Steven Amarnick, assisted by Robert Wiseman, with Susan Humphreys.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Those who have been following narrator David Shaw–Parker’s journey through the Palliser novels have come to expect excellence, and they will not be disappointed with this concluding installment. The Duke of Omnium is now a widower, so we miss Lady Glencora’s fine Scottish voice, but there is a new assortment of interesting characters for Shaw–Parker to bring to life. And he does so marvelously. Our old friend the Duke is now concerned with the marital plans of his two oldest children, his duty toward them and to his own heritage, and his duty to the country. This is Trollope, so we can pretty much count on a happy ending of some sort, but the trip is great fun, with a few tears along the way. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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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, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 33.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English