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Doctor Thorne

Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and unlike some of the others, has little to do with the politics and personalities of the Church of England, or politics on the national level (though there is lots of politicking in the mythical county of Barsetshire itself). The plot revolves around the illegitimate Mary Thorne, who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady (in the county sense of the term). Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, social, romantic, and of course, financial and propertied (never far from the action in Trollope's works). Their resolution, of course, makes up the meat of the novel. One critic has remarked that in Doctor Thorne Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of readers. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Doctor Thorne is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and unlike some of the others, has little to do with the politics and personalities of the Church of England, or politics on the national level (though there is lots of politicking in the mythical county of Barsetshire itself). The plot revolves around the illegitimate Mary Thorne, who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady (in the county sense of the term). Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, social, romantic, and of course, financial and propertied (never far from the action in Trollope's works). Their resolution, of course, makes up the meat of the novel. One critic has remarked that in Doctor Thorne Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of readers. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Doctor Thorne is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and unlike some of the others, has little to do with the politics and personalities of the Church of England, or politics on the national level (though there is lots of politicking in the mythical county of Barsetshire itself). The plot revolves around the illegitimate Mary Thorne, who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady (in the county sense of the term). Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, social, romantic, and of course, financial and propertied (never far from the action in Trollope's works). Their resolution, of course, makes up the meat of the novel. One critic has remarked that in Doctor Thorne Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of readers. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

42:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

36:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

31:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

29:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

29:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

36:56