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Is He Popenjoy ?

Anthony Trollope

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Trollope returns in Is He Popenjoy to two of his favorite subjects: property and inheritance. As in "Doctor Thorne," the issues are complicated by the specter of possible illegitimacy. Lord George Germain, a thoroughly respectable, upstanding, if not particularly bright younger son with new wife, rather expects to inherit a title, since his vicious and dissolute elder brother, the Marquis of Brotherton, who lives in Italy, shows no signs of settling down and producing heirs. Then comes a thunderbolt in the form of a letter from the Marquis suddenly claiming that he has, late in life, married an Italian widow and sired a son. This little boy, if he is indeed legitimate, is Lord Popenjoy and the heir to the marquisate.But is he legitimate? Are his parents in fact properly united in holy wedlock? And were they so at the time of his birth on alien soil? How on earth to find out? The book, which starts almost as a comedy of manners (and perhaps also a comedy of manors), takes on a darker and more sardonic tone with this mystery, and with some other suspected and actual romantic entanglements which are not entirely in the aristocratic Victorian rule-book. Among the large cast of characters are two memorable foreigners: the repellent German feminist Baroness Bannmann, and the rather more attractive American version, Amelia Q. Fleabody (not, of course, to be confused in any way with the real Elizabeth Peabody, who under another name, lies at the heart of Henry James's The Bostonians).(Summary by Nicholas Clifford)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

20h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

22:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

14:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

23:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

22:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

18:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

18:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

22:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

22:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

25:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

13:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

22:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:41