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Framley Parsonage pdf Framley Parsonage, ebook Framley Parsonage, epub Framley Parsonage, doc Framley Parsonage, e-pub Framley Parsonage, Framley Parsonage 66f1b91d3a4 I Wish Mr Trollope Would Go On Writing Framley Parsonage For Ever Elizabeth GaskellThe Fourth Of The Barsetshire Chronicles, Framley Parsonage Was Published In To Wide Acclaim And Has Always Been One Of Trollope S Most Popular Novels In It The Values Of A Victorian Clergyman Mark Robarts, Are Put To The Test Through A Combination Of Naivety And Social Ambition, Robarts Is Compromised And Brought To The Brink Of Ruin Trollope Tells His Story With Great Compassion, Offsetting The Drama With His Customary Humour Like All The Barsetshire Novels, It Is An Extraordinarily Evocative Picture Of Everyday Life In Nineteenth Century EnglandThe Only Printing Of Framley Parsonage That Trollope Himself Supervised Was The Serial Version In The Cornhill Magazine The Editors Of This Edition Have Returned To That Text And Thus Present Trollope S Work As He Himself Would Have Wished, Avoiding Hundreds Of Later Corruptions And Restoring A Number Of Manuscript Readings


10 thoughts on “Framley Parsonage

  1. says:

    They are being very patient Oh, the English generally are if they think they are going to get something for nothing And I was very patient with this book I kept losing track of the characters and the story but perservered hoping I would get something But I got what the English hope they won t Nothing The book had both plot and romance but not enough of plot and the romance was boring and somewhat hackneyed Nothing like as good as Barchester Towers or the Warden in the same series It is my least favourite Trollope who is one of my favourite authors.


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    One can seldom go wrong by taking a Trollope novel on holiday His style, his wit, and his psychological perceptiveness always delight and allow one to pick up the book in odd moments and be instantly transported This novel, like several of his others and like the novels of Dickens in comparison with whom I find Trollope to be gentler and less socially biting, or at least subtly so was serialized in monthly publications of the time, and each chapter is thus rather self contained Trollope is able skillfully to weave several subplots that are distinct although related, and chapters jump from one to another He is not averse to interjecting editorial comments and paragraphs, all enhancing the ambiance of his times Unlike Dickens and George Eliot, he writes about his contemporary society and its foibles rather than digging into the recent past I find him particularly incisive in his understanding of late 19th century British politics, a politics that is uncannily like our own in its stridency, pettiness, and venality indeed, if historical details were hidden, there would be little that is unrecognizable today In his novels, Trollope exploits issues of class and gender, issues that were under increasing question and pressure in his day, and his observations vividly portray the cusp of change that his society was experiencing Thus, reading his work is not only a relaxing and delightful experience in itself, but it also provides a perceptive view into his life and times.


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    Here s the frightening thing about this book Gentle, wonderful Mrs Gaskell wished it would go on forever and ever, because it was just so peaceful.Yet we can read it now and see the savagery just beneath the surface A pastor is worried about hunting not because hunting is all about murdering a small creature, but because it Just Isn t Done on Sunday.A woman sells herself coldly to a man she doesn t like or respect but he s got the right title and bank account.People struggle silently behind the facade of good manners, over greed, sex, hunger, anger.It s a fascinating book and even fascinating if one reads Jo Walton s Tooth and Claw then comes back to reread this one.


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    Trollope starts slow, then goes slower and after a bit you wonder where exactly is any of thisBut then, almost without realizing it, you re deep into the often tedious lives of his characters To this American and probably most others , the types and concerns of these characters are petty, even ridiculous The winding down nobility of mid 19th century Britain were a damned silly bunch by any modern standard isolated, divorced from reality, having no function except to be in charge, even when there was nothing left for them to be in charge of Yes, they owned the land, but they seldom spoke it its inhabitants, were too congenial to cause them problems and would rather forget that they exist And they saw their children only as the governess whisked them past.But Trollope somehow makes them into real, full human beings, deeply concerned and involved, even if what they are involved in is a kind of extended fantasy His ability to examine the depths of motive is remarkable, as is his determination to avoid forced Dickensian pathos, even as he increases the power of the pathos that comes naturally from the tortured decisions they make.And, as in the best of novels, there s that one character who so dominates your thoughts that you re willing to wait 75 pages for her five minute appearance Lucy Robarts, the short, dark, plain, insignificant young woman is a masterpiece The sister of central character, Mark Robarts, the vicar of Framley, she lives by a moral compass tate puts all the various arrayed clergyman who otherwise clog the novel to shame She views her own life with an objective, explosive good humor that overcome her deepest, darkest torments And, of course, she, like the other characters who matter, comes out right in the end.Trollope s own sense of humor is a joy, bubbling along underneath like a quiet teakettle, occasionally bursting out with a whistle of steam He speaks to his reader directly in little chatty asides which apparently greatly annoyed Henry James well, good, anything that annoyed Henry James is fine by me , commenting on his characters as though he knew them personally Which he obviously does.I just wish I understood how the Church of England worked at the time It seems to have spewed clergyman across the landscape like a water cannon What are the functions of all these vicars and curates and deans and deacons and even Bishops Mostly, it seems, to worry about how they are perceived by the rest of the tattered nobility And it does get a little tiresome that we re supposed to feel deep distress for the poor, bedraggled vicar down the road who gasp can only afford one part time servant.


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    It is difficult to review Framley Parsonage without also discussing Doctor Thorne The romantic half of the novel seemed to me a revision of the romantic plot of Doctor Thorne, though a far superior model.As with Doctor Thorne, Trollope leaves the confines of Barchester to look at the countryside Here, too, he deals with class issues and with the adjustments the aristocracy is slowly making to the many changes in the nineteenth century He is moderately chatty, though not as much as in Barchester Towers.While the romance is something of a retread, the motivations and actions of the characters are comprehensible and nuanced Lord Lufton and Lucy meet, become friends, and gradually realize how highly they value this friendship, making it much less necessary to insist on his status as a hero Also, where the Lady Arabella was largely a one dimensional nasty, making Mary s deference to her increasingly frustrating, Lady Lufton is someone whose good opinion is worth something She may be overly conscious of her noble blood, but she s also kind, generous, and loving Thus Lucy s hesitations make sense, even to a twenty first century reader All of the other characters benefit from greater depth and nuance in their characters, and there is plenty of interplay beyond and around the twinned main plots to keep things moving , if not at a racing speed this is a Victorian novel we re talking about , at something approaching a good, brisk walking pace with plenty of stops to enjoy the scenery and plenty of scenery worth enjoying.The other half of the main plot, the financial and moral difficulties of Mark Robarts, is difficult to read, not because Mark was unlikeable or unrealized, but because in some ways he is too well realized His errors and embarrassments often had me wincing on his behalf, and I find it easier, as a reader, to share someone s sorrow than their embarrassment.All in all, Framley Parsonage was a worthwhile read So far, I ve enjoyed Trollpe s town novels than his country ones, but all the same, I m glad I m reading the series I m getting and inclined to try the Palliser novels some day.A note on editions I read the paperback Penguin Edition It was well bound and easy to hold and came with a decent supply of endnotes They are well organized and easy to locate, but found myself wishing they were detailed and frequent For example, I could follow the progress of the bills Robarts signs well enough for the purposes of the plot, but I would still have liked a fuller explanation of the money lending, interest, and bill selling going on behind the scenes.For those of you with ereaders, Project Gutenberg has several formats almost certainly without notes Librivox has a free audio version read by a number of readers 1 I started my grand read and review of the Barsetshire Chronicles over at The Geek Girl Project My review of The Warden is up there, as is my review of Barchester Towers My review of Dr Thorne was on Bookwyrme s Lair last week I will be posting a review a week there until the series en.Note This review was originally written and posted on my blog, Bookwyrme s Lair There are lots reviews there, plus photos, chatty asides, interesting links, and bits and pieces on crafting.


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    It is official, I am loving the Chronicles of Barsetshire after finishing book 4 out of 6 and I cannot imagine not loving the rest, or really anything Trollope If you have never read him before let me tell you what authors I think he is a cross between, even though all authors are quite unique styles, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens Where Austin gives all the drama of the families and communities involved to perfection, Trollope does this plus adds his comments on society at large, as Dickens has mastered In Framley Parsonage , Trollope adds characters, as well as brings back characters from book 1 2, so then in book 3, Doctor Thorne So we get a wonderfully fun mix of familiar and new faces I loved this storyline as much as in Doctor Thorne and was quite surprised by a twist which I was not expecting in the least This series is mostly about political religious society and their neighbors but in NO MEANS A RELIGIOUS SERMON He shows the good, bad and ugly of human beings and especially exposes the religious society Is this an anti religious novel Not in the least but shows us that people are not perfect but human beings, needing to deal with their faults I find it interesting in this book and the previous, his not giving the villain, an all evil view but gives us a side of him that is not all bad, even though he is predominately inclined to be a rogue Trollope acknowledges this and admits he feels he must show the whole character to us, readers DO YOU HAVE TO READ THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES TO ENJOY THIS ONE No, but you get so much if you do, because even though Trollope tells a little bit about past storylines to keep a reader informed, you miss the nitty gritty which makes the story enjoyable The story take three mothers looking to make matches and an opportunist looking to unload his burden to a sucker of sorts, is the brunt of this delightfully romantic read I am reading Trollope on a Delphi collection of his works, where lots of highlights and notes are located for all his books, I have read so far, if interested in getting a taste of his books, without any spoilers.My only question is, I thought that The Grantly s had 2 daughters, I have a passage in book 2, which seems to imply another one.


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    Non c che dire, mi sono innamorato di Trollope, e pian piano me li legger tutti Una narrativa di classe e una narrazione di gran classe Lo dimostra il fatto che, pur non amando le opere ponderose, ho volato via queste 500 pagine E dire che si tratta di temi che non mi entusiasmano la societ vittoriana, la nobilt , la politica, gli amori combinati e no Ma la maestria di Trollope basta e avanza Non dir se un uomo debba o meno avere dei piaceri segreti, ma non vale mai la pena tenere segreti i dispiaceri.


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    So, I am seriously at a loss to express just how much I enjoyed this book I am beginning to have a serious thing for Mr Trollope The very beginning was actually very slow and I had some doubts I didn t feel the story really got going until about page 80 or so The other drawback was the heavy political vein running through it The problem with that problem is that I have no experience with British parliamentary process past or present, and don t really get it I am sure it was highly amusing and or edifying for the intended audience of the time Be that as it may, WOW How can a book that actually seems fairly predictable still completely thrill the reader and even get the reader to evince some stress about the outcome when, like I said, you pretty much know what will happen in the end just read the chapter headings The character s characters are completely fresh At the outset one thinks some Victorian stereotypes will be had NOT SO I think every character surprised me I so love Trollope s sense of humanity and that every person has many sides Great points Absolutely fantastic husband and wife relationship perfect example of what a loving wife should be when her husband has made a big mistake and asks forgiveness Smashing love stories all of them, including the married parties and particularly one not the main one, either but I won t give it away Great mother son relationship Great friendship between women relationship Very gratifying and even touching themes of repentence, redemption, forgiveness, humility, pride, charity Surprising insight into women characters by a White, Male Victorian sure he s give us the first dumb blonde not my words, from the intro but the others are real, intelligent, well rounded and fantastically drawn women I have also to say this about Trollope s women He never dwells on their outward charms much he could truly write a woman s soul It makes me wonder about the women in his life.I don t have time to put in any quotes, but I hope I leave you with the impression that this series is incredible and SO worth spending time with Can t wait to get on to the next one, and I will truly be sorry to say goodbye to Barchester.


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    4.5 stars Oh, how I enjoyed this book For years, I thought Trollope was stuffy and dry I don t know where I got this idea from, but it s the furthest from the truth This is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Barsetshire, and they get better and better as they go I truly believe that I may never have tried this author if it weren t for Katie of Books and Things on YouTube She loves Victorian literature so much, and has read all of Dickens, Austen, Gaskell, Hardy, and others and has videos of each of those novels and many on her channel If you enjoy the classics and even if you don t, as she enjoys modern work too , you owe it to yourself to check out her channel Her excitement is contagious, and I owe quite a debt to her for sparking my love for these beautiful works that take me back to a gentler time and place Here is a link to her channel can t wait to read The Small House at Allington , which is coming up next, and is Katie s favorite book of this series Trollope s writing is so smooth and easy to sink into, and I find myself smiling quite a lot His characterization is wonderful and characters pop up from earlier novels in the series and we get to see how they re getting on I want to add that Simon Vance s delivery of this book is superb in every way He has a gift not only for choosing a voice to perfectly match a character, but to perform each line so that the listener feels she s watching a dramatic presentation I love this series so much, and I m looking forward to reading the rest of Trollope s work in the future Thank you again, Katie, and Merry Christmas to you and Nick


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    History records that Elizabeth Gaskell said I wish Trollope would go on writing Framley Parsonage for ever I don t see any reason why it should come to an end I m inclined to agree with her, and I think that is because it has so very many of the things I look for in a Trollope novel done rather well Church and Parliament Vicarages and Country Houses New and Returning Characters Town and Country Financial and Romantic IntriguesAt the centre of this book is a young man named Mark Robarts.Mark was the son of a doctor from Devon, who shared a tutor with the young Lord Lufton The dowager Lady Lufton was delighted with the friendship, and she guided Mark towards an excellent education, a career in the church, a comfortable living at the parish of Framley in the diocese of Barchester, and a happy marriage with her daughter s lovely friend, Fanny.He was genial and likeable young man, but his passage though life had been so smooth that he hadn t learned many important lessons, and that led him into trouble.Mark was drawn into the local political set, and he was persuaded to sign a bill for a significant amount of money He knew that the man who made the request had a bad reputation, that Lord Lufton had already had unhappy dealings with him but he didn t know how to say no and it didn t occur to him that any man wouldn t do all that he could to meet his obligations and that he would be called upon to pay money that he didn t have.He was, and so he signed another bill.He knew that he had done the wrong thing, and he couldn t bring himself to tell his wife.It was maddening, it was understandable, it was utterly believable.That s the framework of the story what you would read about if you looked up the book but, as is almost always with Trollope s big books, there was much that he hung on that framework to make it a delight Consider a Christmas tree A fir tree in its natural state is lovely, but when it has been adorned with a lovely mixture of old familiar and shiny new ornaments it is something else entirely When Mark s father died he was heartbroken, but it occurred to him that a legacy might solve his financial problems It didn t, because Mark s father believed he was well set up in life and that his siblings needed what little capital he had rather but it did bring him a lovely adornment to his home in the shape of his sister Lucy She became one of my favourite Trollope heroines, with her lovely mix of intelligence, practicality and femininity.Lord Lufton was drawn to Lucy, and she to him, but she knew that his mother disapproved and so she tried to pull away.Though I often disagreed with her, I thought that the dowager Lady Lufton was a wonderful character She was wonderfully active in her efforts to put the world to rights She sent in a poor and pious perpetual curate, Mr Crawley, to try to draw Mark away from his unsuitable companions He was not a character I could love, but his story was so well thought out that I could understand She also promoted a match between her son and the lovely Griselda Grantly, daughter of the Archdeacon of Barchester.Lady Lufton was formidable, but she had the best of intentions, she only wanted her son to be happy, and she could also be humble when realised that she had erred.I was delighted to meet the Miss Dunstable, the wonderfully independently minded heiress again She was close to the young Greshams and Doctor Thorne still, but she had been drawn into the same local political set as Mark She was interested in politics, and they were interested in her as a matrimonial prize who would bring them a very fine fortune.I found the political set to be the weak link in this book, its members the least engaging of its characters and I suspect that they were there to allow stories to play out as Trollope wanted them to, and not because he loved them for their own sakes.I so hoped that Miss Dunstable s good sense would prevail.She was wonderfully entertained by Mrs Proudie and Mrs Grantly, as each lady wished to outdo each other socially, and as each lady had daughters to be married off I was too, but I was disappointed that the Griselda Grantly was shallow and self absorbed, and I really could not understand how the daughter of the archdeacon and his wife had turned out that way.She didn t appreciate her grandfather, Mr Harding, but I was delighted that he was given a moment in the spotlight, and even delighted that he was given the opportunity to talk about Barchester Cathedral and Hiram s Hospital.There were so many wonderful moments, so many perfect details, that I really could feel that I was walking through a world that had a history that had begun long before I arrived and that would go on long after I left Anthony Trollope made that world spin, he managed all of the characters and stories in that world wonderfully well.He seemed a little less chatty than usual maybe because there was so much going on.I was caught up in the human drama from the first page to the last and thought I had a fair idea where the story was going I wasn t really sure until the very end.The resolution was magnificent, I was sorry to have to leave this world, but I plan to travel back there very soon.


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