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The Small House at Allington

The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
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Fifth novel in the Barsetshire series, The Small House at Allington is largely focused on the Small House's inhabitants, Mrs. Dale and her two marriageable daughters, Lily and Bell. The two girls, of course, have suitors: their cousin, Bernard Dale, his friend Adolphus Crosbie, and the local boy, Johnny Eames, whose career in London is to mark him as far more than the "hobbledehoy" that he has earlier been considered. Crosbie is a social climber, and his connection with the dysfunctional de Courcys of Barsetshire give the author a chance for a splendid portrayal of an aristocratic family in decline. As with many of AT's novels, there are subplots as well, and many pictures of rural life standing in contrast to that of London. Some critics have seen in the portrayal of Johnny Eames something of an autobiographical exercise on Trollope's part.

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THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON

by

ANTHONY TROLLOPE

First published in serial form in Cornhill Magazine beginning in 1862 and in book form in 1864

CONTENTS

I. The Squire of Allington II. The Two Pearls of Allington III. The Widow Dale of Allington IV. Mrs Roper's Boarding House V. About L. D. VI. Beautiful Days VII. The Beginning of Troubles VIII. It Cannot Be IX. Mrs Dale's Little Party X. Mrs Lupex and Amelia Roper XI. Social Life XII. Lilian Dale Becomes a Butterfly XIII. A Visit to Guestwick XIV. John Eames Takes a Walk XV. The Last Day XVI. Mr Crosbie Meets an Old Clergyman on His Way to Courcy Castle XVII. Courcy Castle XVIII. Lily Dale's First Love Letter XIX. The Squire Makes a Visit to the Small House XX. Dr Crofts XXI. John Eames Encounters Two Adventures, and Displays Great Courage in Both XXII. Lord De Guest at Home XXIII... Continue reading book >>


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