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The Duke's Children

Anthony Trollope

In the last of the six Palliser novels, the sudden death of his wife, Lady Glencora, leaves Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, finding himself in charge of his three children. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has recently been expelled from Oxford; his younger brother, Gerald, is about to enter Cambridge; and the youngest, nineteen-year old Lady Mary, has imprudently formed an attachment to Francis Tregear, who, while certainly a gentleman, unfortunately has no income. Before her death, Glencora knew (and approved) of her daughter's attachment; the Duke, however, does not know of it, and is not at all likely to approve. Mrs. Finn (the former Marie Goesler), who was Glencora's closest friend, learns from Mary of her love for Tregear, and is faced with the question of either keeping silent, thus breaking faith with the Duke (who has entrusted Lady Mary to her care) or telling the Duke, and breaking faith with Mary herself.Somewhat later Lord Silverbridge himself forms an attachment to an unsuitable (because American!) girl. The Duke, whose overriding passions in life are politics and the decimalization of English currency, finds himself facing the problems brought by his children, which now have to be resolved without their mother's help. It is, in short, a novel about the generation gap, and though Trollope would never have used the term, he was obviously familiar with the problem. (Summary Nicholas Clifford) The other Palliser novels are1 - Can You Forgive Her? 2 - Phineas Finn, the Irish Member 3 - The Eustace Diamonds 4 - Phineus Redux 5 - The Prime Minister 6 - The Duke's Children

In the last of the six Palliser novels, the sudden death of his wife, Lady Glencora, leaves Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, finding himself in charge of his three children. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has recently been expelled from Oxford; his younger brother, Gerald, is about to enter Cambridge; and the youngest, nineteen-year old Lady Mary, has imprudently formed an attachment to Francis Tregear, who, while certainly a gentleman, unfortunately has no income. Before her death, Glencora knew (and approved) of her daughter's attachment; the Duke, however, does not know of it, and is not at all likely to approve. Mrs. Finn (the former Marie Goesler), who was Glencora's closest friend, learns from Mary of her love for Tregear, and is faced with the question of either keeping silent, thus breaking faith with the Duke (who has entrusted Lady Mary to her care) or telling the Duke, and breaking faith with Mary herself.Somewhat later Lord Silverbridge himself forms an attachment to an unsuitable (because American!) girl. The Duke, whose overriding passions in life are politics and the decimalization of English currency, finds himself facing the problems brought by his children, which now have to be resolved without their mother's help. It is, in short, a novel about the generation gap, and though Trollope would never have used the term, he was obviously familiar with the problem. (Summary Nicholas Clifford) The other Palliser novels are1 - Can You Forgive Her? 2 - Phineas Finn, the Irish Member 3 - The Eustace Diamonds 4 - Phineus Redux 5 - The Prime Minister 6 - The Duke's Children
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the last of the six Palliser novels, the sudden death of his wife, Lady Glencora, leaves Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, finding himself in charge of his three children. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has recently been expelled from Oxford; his younger brother, Gerald, is about to enter Cambridge; and the youngest, nineteen-year old Lady Mary, has imprudently formed an attachment to Francis Tregear, who, while certainly a gentleman, unfortunately has no income. Before her death, Glencora knew (and approved) of her daughter's attachment; the Duke, however, does not know of it, and is not at all likely to approve. Mrs. Finn (the former Marie Goesler), who was Glencora's closest friend, learns from Mary of her love for Tregear, and is faced with the question of either keeping silent, thus breaking faith with the Duke (who has entrusted Lady Mary to her care) or telling the Duke, and breaking faith with Mary herself.Somewhat later Lord Silverbridge himself forms an attachment to an unsuitable (because American!) girl. The Duke, whose overriding passions in life are politics and the decimalization of English currency, finds himself facing the problems brought by his children, which now have to be resolved without their mother's help. It is, in short, a novel about the generation gap, and though Trollope would never have used the term, he was obviously familiar with the problem. (Summary Nicholas Clifford) The other Palliser novels are1 - Can You Forgive Her? 2 - Phineas Finn, the Irish Member 3 - The Eustace Diamonds 4 - Phineus Redux 5 - The Prime Minister 6 - The Duke's Children

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

22h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

19:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

17:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

21:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

27:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

21:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

21:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

14:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

16:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

18:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

12:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

20:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

16:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

14:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

18:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

17:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

16:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

20:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

12:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

14:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

28:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

14:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

14:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:16