Ayala's Angel (Parts 1 And 2)

Ayala's Angel (Parts 1 And 2)

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This is Trollope's eightieth tale. Though it is the work of an older man, it is perhaps the brightest and freshest novel he ever wrote. The story of a young woman forced to choose a husband from among three unsavory men, the novel is remarkable for its wealth of minor characters and it romantic exuberance.

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ISBN-13: 9781556857935
Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-known books collectively comprise the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire and includes the books The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, and others. Trollope wrote nearly 50 novels in all, in addition to short stories, essays, and plays.

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Ayala's angel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MollieC More than 1 year ago
Nineteenth-century Trollope is not an author for everyone, but if you try him, you may well get hooked because his characters are so real and his plots so convincing yet unpredictable. Like other writers of his day, he often interposes himself, and yet, even when he reminds you that he has created these characters, you still believe they exist in truth--and you care about them, or you hate them. It's worth plowing through the slow start of Ayala's Angel and the wordy passages in order to enjoy a true, deeply satisfying romance. As a plus, along the way you receive some delicious humor and, as always with Trollope, someone you can delight in hating. What I call the "true romance" of the story is the kind that appeals to male and female hearts because it is based on the heart, not the superficial attractions of the flesh, and hence includes those attractions of the flesh but is not limited to them. The backdrop of English culture in the 1800s is fascinating as well.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Great character development!
TerrapinJetta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable and VERY easy to read, quite hard to put down in fact. The main romance has no surprises and it's quite easy to guess how it's all going to play out (I guessed correctly after the first few chapters), but it's still lots of fun to watch it play out.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intriguing plot and well drawn charachters. A fun read.