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Kept in the Dark

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"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope is a captivating novel that delves into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of deception. The story follows the lives of a married couple, Miss Altifiorla and her husband, as a secret from the past threatens to unravel their marriage.

Trollope's writing is beautifully descriptive, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the elegant yet stifling world of the Victorian era. The characters are well-developed and the subtle nuances of their interactions add depth to the storyline.

The exploration of betrayal and the impact it has on trust is particularly poignant in this novel. Trollope skillfully navigates the psychological toll of deceit and the lengths to which people will go to keep their secrets hidden.

Overall, "Kept in the Dark" is a thought-provoking read that highlights the consequences of lies and the power of truth. Trollope's narrative is engaging and the emotional depth of the characters will resonate with readers long after they have finished the book.

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Kept in the Dark is a novel by the 19th century English novelist Anthony Trollope. It was published in eight monthly installments in 1882, and also in book form in the same year. Cecilia Holt ends her engagement to Sir Francis Geraldine because of his indifference to her; she goes abroad and meets Mr George Western, who has been jilted by a beautiful girl. They marry but she does not tell him she has been previously engaged, although he has told her his story. When Western is informed of the previous engagement by Sir Francis, Western leaves his wife and goes abroad; she returns to Exeter to live with her mother. Her sister-in-law in the end effects a reconciliation. There is a comic sub-plot, involving one of Cecilia's friends who attempts to marry Sir Francis.

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