The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope audiobook

The Prime Minister

By Anthony Trollope
Read by David Shaw-Parker

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The Palliser Novels: Book 5

31.92 Hours Unabridged
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When the liberal government falls and neither party is able to form a cabinet, Plantaganet Palliser is called upon to lead a coalition government. He is reluctant at first, and displays none of the charisma of his predecessors, but eventually he grows into the role. However, his confidence is short-lived as he becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the villainous Ferdinand Lopez – unintentionally brought about by Lady Glencora Palliser. Pronounced “a beautiful book” by Leo Tolstoy, The Prime Minister is a superb portrait of marriage and politics and the compromises necessary for success in both.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

When the liberal government falls and neither party is able to form a cabinet, Plantaganet Palliser is called upon to lead a coalition government. He is reluctant at first, and displays none of the charisma of his predecessors, but eventually he grows into the role. However, his confidence is short-lived as he becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the villainous Ferdinand Lopez – unintentionally brought about by Lady Glencora Palliser.

Pronounced “a beautiful book” by Leo Tolstoy, The Prime Minister is a superb portrait of marriage and politics and the compromises necessary for success in both.

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“David Shaw–Parker’s usual exemplary narration brings all the inner torments of the characters in this classic novel to life. Trollope was one of the deep psychologists of the Victorian novel, and this is one of his most psychological works. Nearly all of the action is interior to the major characters. As we approach the end of the Palliser series, the parallel plots concern decisions: Should Emily Wharton marry the mostly unknown (and of dubious ethnic origin) Ferdinand Lopez, and should Plantagenet Palliser (now the Duke of Omnium) agree to head the British government? Shaw–Parker captures every detail of the effects of their decisions—on themselves and on those around them. Add his masterful command of accents and it is hard to imagine a better audiobook. 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: 31.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English