The Small House at Allington

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DigiCat, 13 нояб. 2022 г. - Всего страниц: 504
Anthony Trollope's 'The Small House at Allington' weaves a rich tapestry of 19th-century provincial life, as the fifth installment in the revered 'Chronicles of Barsetshire'. With an astute anatomization of its characters' social aspirations and romantic entanglements, Trollope crafts a narrative both complex and compelling. The novel's portrayal of the Dale family amidst the bucolic backdrop of Allington highlights the intricate relationship dynamics formed by class and societal expectation. Trollope's prose is marked by its clear-eyed realism and subtle irony, situating 'The Small House at Allington' as a paragon within the tradition of Victorian fiction, where the minute particulars of rural life are never far from the machinations of love and ambition. Trollope himself, a titan of Victorian literature, brings to the novel not only his extensive experience as a civil servant but also his keen insight into the strata of English society. As a novelist who spent much of his own life grappling with the social ladder, his works often reflect the complexities of navigating one's identity and desires within the strictures of societal norms. Trollope's narrative acumen and the deeply detailed environments he furnishes give testimony to a lifetime of observation and a compassionate understanding of the human condition, no doubt inspiring his creation of the vividly realized world of Barsetshire. 'The Small House at Allington' is heartily recommended for readers who cherish character-driven narratives and those interested in the mores and manners of Victorian England. Both scholarly enthusiasts of Trollope's oeuvre and newcomers to his work will find much to admire in the nuanced interplay of affection and social ambition that Trollope so masterfully delineates. This novel remains a testament to the enduring power of personal relationships in shaping our destinies and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of societal constraints.

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Pawkinss in Jermyn Street
The Time Will Come
The Combat
Væ Victis
See the Conquering Hero Comes
an Old Mans Complaint
Doctor Crofts Is Called
Doctor Crofts Is Turned

Mrs Lupex and Amelia Roper
Social Life
Lilian Dale Becomes a Butterfly
A Visit to Guestwick
John Eames Takes a Walk
The Last
Mr Crosbie Meets an Old Clergyman on His Way to Courcy Castle
Courcy Castle
Lily Dales First LoveLetter
The Squire Makes a Visit to the Small House
Dr Crofts
John Eames Encounters Two Adventuresand Displays Great Courage in Both
Lord De Guest at Home
Mr Plantagenet Palliser
A MotherinLaw and a FatherInLaw
Adolphus Crosbie Spends an Evening at His Club
Lord De Courcy in the Bosom of His Family
On My Honour I Do Not Understand It
The Board
John Eames Returns to Burton Crescent
Is It From Him?
The Wounded Fawn
Preparations for the Wedding
Domestic Troubles
Lilys Bedside
Fie Fie
Valentines Day at Allington
Valentines Day in London
John Eames at His Office
The New Private Secretary
Preparations for Going
Mrs Dale Is Thankful for a Good Thing
John Eames Does Things Which He Ought Not to Have Done
The First Visit to the Guestwick Bridge
Loquitur Hopkins
The Second Visit to the Guestwick Bridge
Not Very Fie Fie After
Showing How Mr Crosbie Became Again a Happy
Lilian Dale Vanquishes Her Mother
The Fate of the Small House
John Eames Becomes a

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Anthony Trollope, an English novelist of the Victorian era, holds a distinguished position in British literature for his acute observations of the social and political milieus of his time. Born on April 24, 1815, in London, Trollope endured a tumultuous childhood marked by financial distress and domestic instability. Nevertheless, these experiences informed his robust literary works. Notably, Trollope's contributions to the genre of the novel were substantial, comprising an extensive portfolio of at least 47 novels, numerous short stories, and several travel books. His narratives were celebrated for their intricate character development and for delivering incisive portrayals of the various strata of society. 'The Small House at Allington' (1864), part of the revered 'Chronicles of Barsetshire' series, is emblematic of Trollope's literary style—replete with rich, realistic characterizations and a narrative constructed with interwoven strands of romance, social scrutiny, and gentle satire. This particular novel follows the lives and loves of the Dale family in the fictional county of Barsetshire and is often highlighted for its vivid depiction of the heroine, Lily Dale, a paradigm of Victorian womanhood. Trollope's legacy persists through the depths of his exploration into personal and societal relationships, influencing the development of the English novel with his distinctive blend of realism and commentary. He passed away on December 6, 1882, leaving behind a rich oeuvre that continues to attract literary scholars and general readers alike.

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