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by Anthony Trollope

  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • ISBN: 1425050948
  • ISBN13: 978-1425050948
  • ePub: 1220 kb | FB2: 1664 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Read How You Want; EasyRead Comfort Edition edition (February 13, 2009)
  • Pages: 604
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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PHINEAS FINN ANTHONY TROLLOPE was born in London in 1815 and died in 1882. His father was a barrister who went bankrupt and the family was maintained by his mother, Frances, who was a well-known.

PHINEAS FINN ANTHONY TROLLOPE was born in London in 1815 and died in 1882. ANTHONY TROLLOPE was born in London in 1815 and died in 1882. His father was a barrister who went bankrupt and the family was maintained by his mother, Frances, who was a well-known writer. He received little education and his childhood generally seems to have been an unhappy one. Happily established in a successful career in the Post Office (from which he retired in 1867), Trollope's first novel was published in 1847.

Phineas Finn is a novel by Anthony Trollope and the name of its leading character. The novel was first published as a monthly serial from October 1867 to May 1868 in St Paul's Magazine. It is the second of the "Palliser" series of novels. Its sequel, Phineas Redux, is the fourth novel in the series.

by Anthony Trollope (Author). Finally, Trollope did an excellent job, as always, of making it clear how fortune or lack of it really could make or break a young man's chance at a successful match, career, friendships, etc. - indeed, any endeavor in life that could improve one's fortunes or chances at happiness seemed predicated on already possessing a fortune, the prospect of inheriting a fortune, or at the very least, an income.

Anthony Trollope (/ˈtrɒləp/; 24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary coun. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he had regained the esteem of critics by the mid-20th century.

In Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope invites readers to follow an irrepressible, good-minded protagonist in a comical, exciting .

In Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope invites readers to follow an irrepressible, good-minded protagonist in a comical, exciting, heartbreaking tale that resonates as much today as it did upon its first publication. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The fourth of Trollope's Palliser novels, Phineas Redux is one of his most spellbinding achievements

When Reverend Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, is accused of theft it causes a public scandal, sending shockwaves through the world of Barsetshire. The Crawleys desperately try to remain dignified while they are shunned by society, but the scandal threatens to tear them, and the community, apart. The fourth of Trollope's Palliser novels, Phineas Redux is one of his most spellbinding achievements. Trollope shows a remarkably prescient sense of the importance of intrigue, bribery, and sexual scandal, and the power of the press to make or break a political career.

Finn is the only son of a successful Irish doctor, who sends him to London to become a lawyer. He proves to be a lackadaisical student, but being pleasant company and strikingly handsome to boot, he makes many influential friends.

By. Anthony Trollope. Finn is the only son of a successful Irish doctor, who sends him to London to become a lawyer. There was an opening ready, an opening to this great glory,-if only it might be possible for him to fill it!

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Phineas Finn is one of Trollope's most enchanting novels. It revolves around a young Irishman, Phineas Finn, who becomes a member of Parliament and plays an important role in the political reforms of the mid-19th century. The author portrays Finn's views and emotions as a politician as well as his relationships with three different women.
Morad
Maybe 3.5 stars for "I really liked it" for the most part - a bit heavy on the parliamentary procedure and politics but thank you Trollope for sparing us the hour-long speeches! Since historical fiction and mysteries are my favorite genres to read, especially those set in Britain, I know a bit about British history but have never fathomed the parliamentary system of government, so parts of this novel were a struggle for me.

I read the Barsetshire series and am now reading the Palliser novels in order (slowly but surely!), and as always I enjoyed Trollope's sympathetic, complex and insightful portrayal of Victorian upper-class women and the frustrations, limitations and heartaches they struggled with; I have to say, though, that I am fed up with these sisters with martyr complexes sacrificing themselves (and their "dearest friends") for their n'er-do-well brothers! First Kate and George Vavasor in "Can You Forgive Her?" and now Lady Laura and her wildman brother Lord Chiltern in "Phineas Finn" - both men are described as selfish, violent, dangerous, etc., and their sisters not only show them slavish devotion and throw away (in Laura's case) a fortune to pay off her useless brother's debts, causing her to marry a man that gives her nothing but misery, but they think nothing of hounding their best friends to throw themselves away in marriage to these psychos! That got old...

As for "our hero" Phineas, I'm not sure how I feel about him and look forward to seeing him mature in "Phineas Redux"; he seemed like a decent, hard-working, likeable fellow, and yet he could NOT get the ladies to commit to him, making him at times seem like a shallow fortune hunter flitting from true love to true love...but as always in Trollope's skilled hands, Finn was real and complex and authentic, an easy-going but sincere if somewhat unaware and self-centered young man - in other words, as the mother of a nineteen-year-old college freshman male, I can say that for me he came across as a typical young man with a good heart, naturally selfish instincts and a lot to learn! And he does begin to learn those important life lessons, especially the above point about a "small (read poor) man" trying to make his way in the rough and tumble world of politics, then (indeed, as now), a rich man's game, and how it leads to some very tough decisions for our hero (no spoilers!)

Finally, Trollope did an excellent job, as always, of making it clear how fortune or lack of it really could make or break a young man's chance at a successful match, career, friendships, etc. - indeed, any endeavor in life that could improve one's fortunes or chances at happiness seemed predicated on already possessing a fortune, the prospect of inheriting a fortune, or at the very least, an income. A sad and pertinent tale, indeed, in many ways as relatable today as the day it was written - which is why I'm always drawn back to Trollope and look forward to diving into "The Eustace Diamonds"!
Thozius
This is part of the "Palliser" series by Anthony Trollope, but it can be read by itself. It's a wonderful book on many levels. It seems a bit daunting at the beginning, because so much is concerned with the British political situation in the time of Queen Victoria, but his descriptions of the machinery of party politics could have been written today and offer insights into what is going on today. The characters are beautifully drawn, and one gets an education about the role of women that rivals anything found in Jane Austen, to my way of thinking. There are times when you do wish that Trollope's daily writing goal had been a few less words, but this really the perfect book for anyone who wants to spend time in another era that is as contemporary as today.
Nejind
Whereas the landscape is often a character in English novels of the 19th century, in this case Parliament is a character. In fact, the politics are better explicated than the human characters. There are many " voices" in this book but no real character development among the principals; they remain much as we meet them with subtle changes determined by minor plot twists. They are essentially refracted through the lens of politics. Phineas comes across as a callow and very young man who nevertheless, gains some social standing, political savvy and self-awareness, but even at the end of the book he doesn't really know who he is. Once character, Violet, sums up my opinion of him: "Mr Finn, when I came to measure him in my mind, was not small but he was never quite tall enough. One feels oneself to be sort of a recruiting sergeant, going about with a standard of inches. Mr Finn was just half an inch too short. He lacks something in individuality. He is a little too much a friend to everybody ."
To be a little more fair to Phineas and his shifting affections and identities, I think he is just horny.

And this is not said too glibly. The deeply engrained social and political class systems and the mores of Victorian England interfered too deeply with
talent, ambition and the fervor of youth. The main characters: Phineas, Violet, Lady Laura, Lord Chiltern and Madame Max are all young and ardent and all but Lord Chiltern are also ambitious. While Phineas' ambition is partially rewarded, we see the women's shrink and we watch their self
confidence diminish , even as they bluster or feint or defy. I found myself thinking and caring the most about them.
I especially see Violet as a Jane Austen character.

I imagine that of I were of Trollope's time and could recognize the contemporary political events and human counterparts to Trollope's portraits or even had I studied British political history better, I would take away more from this book. Nevertheless, I got it and found myself both caught up in some degree of suspense and making decisions about what Phineas should do about everyone of his conundrums. And so, I am curious and intend to read "Phineas Redux" ( as well as the first in the series, "" Can You Forgive Her?"because I am interested in the Lady Glendora character and
because I care about Phineas and want to see if he ends up figuring out who he is.
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