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An Old Man's Love By Anthony Trollope

An Old Man's Love
by Anthony Trollope

Trollope's last complete novel, this is the story of 50-year-old William Whittlestaff who becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned daughter of an old friend, and falls in love with her. The sudden return of Mary's fiance on the day of William's proposal precipitates a crisis.
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An Old Man's Love Summary


An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope

The story of William Whittlestaff and his ward Mary Lawrie was Trollope's last complete novel, finished seven months before his death and written in almost constant pain and ill-health. His depiction of the agonized Whittlestaff is one of his very best portrayals, and among the minor characters the aged and garrulous housekeeper Mrs Baggett and the fatuous Reverend Montagu Blake show his powers undiminished. The more sombre and thoughtful note that sounds in the background is the only clue to the author's growing awareness of his own mortality.

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An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1991-11-01
328
0192826468
9780192826466
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