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Orley Farm : World's Classics - Anthony Trollope

Orley Farm

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2018
ISBN: 9780198803744
Number Of Pages: 752

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There was a power of endurance about her, and a courage that was almost awful. Did Lady Mason forge a codicil to her husbandâs will, allowing Orley Farm to pass to her sonâor not? Orley Farm centres on this case of forgery, and the anguish and guilt of Lady Mason. Surrounding this enigmatic woman and her apparent crime are her elderly lover, Sir Peregrine Orme; her principled but thoughtless son, Lucius; and, not least, a group of determined lawyers. Orley Farm contains the plot with which Trollope was most pleased. Drawing on family experience of the loss of an inheritance, the novel tackles the tremendous question of property fraud. The result, as George Orwell observed, is one of the most brilliant novels about a law suit in English fiction. Orley Farm dates from a confident period of its authorâs life. It breathes an air of writerly assurance, with Trollope at the height of his competitiveness with Dickens. In this work Trollope claims the Victorian legal novel as his own.

Biographical Preface Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography A Chronology of Anthony Trollope ORLEY FARM Appendix 1: Dates in the Novel Appendix 2: Anthony Trollope Cross-Examined in the Kerry Summer Assizes Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780198803744
ISBN-10: 0198803745
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 1st September 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2

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