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Dr Wortle's School : Penguin Classics - Anthony Trollope

Dr Wortle's School

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780140434040
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Mr. Peacocke, a classical scholar, has come to Broughtonshire with his beautiful American wife to live as a schoolmaster. Then a "rummy looking fellow" appears at the school gates to blackmail them with the assertion that Mrs. Peacocke's first husband -- a reprobate from Louisiana -- is still alive, and the county is scandalized. In the character of Dr. Wortle, the combative but warmhearted headmaster, who takes the couple's part in the face of general ostracism, there is an element of autobiography. There are echoes, too, in Wortle's gallantry to Mrs. Peacocke, of Trollope's own attachment to the vivacious Bostonian, Kate Field. With its scathing depiction of American manhood, its jousting with convention, and its amiable, egotistical protagonist, Dr. Wortle's School is one of the sharpest and most engaging of Trollope's later novels.

ISBN: 9780140434040
ISBN-10: 0140434046
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1