Orley Farm, Volume I

Orley Farm, Volume I

by Anthony Trollope

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Overview

A QUESTION OF PROPERTY

He'd been a mayor, a merchant, a knight and an alderman. When Sir Joseph Mason, aged seventy, married a woman forty five years younger than him, he became a father again. Sir Joseph was also the owner of a large estate named Groby Park in Yorkshire. This he entrusted to the son of his first marriage, Joseph Mason, Esq.

With his clever and bright young wife, Sir Joseph lived a quiet life at Orley Farm. But then, suddenly, he died.

The will was read.

To his chagrin, Joseph Mason Esq. discovers that the will has a codicil, in Lady Mason's handwriting, bequeathing Orley Farm to his infant son.

Joseph Mason, Esquire, -- a base and greedy fellow -- insists that Orley Farm should rightfully be his -- and he sues.

The Orley Farm Case is the result.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606646809
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815 - 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 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. Trollope began writing on the numerous long train trips around Ireland he had to take to carry out his postal duties. Setting very firm goals about how much he would write each day, he eventually became one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote his earliest novels while working as a Post Office inspector, occasionally dipping into the "lost-letter" box for ideas.

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