Phineas Finn, Volume I

Phineas Finn, Volume I

by Anthony Trollope

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Overview

ZOUNDS! AN IRISHMAN IN BRITISH PARLIAMENT?

This proposition had taken Phineas Finn so much by surprise that when first made to him by Barrington Erle it took his breath away. What! he stand for Parliament, twenty-four years old, with no vestige of property belonging to him, without a penny in his purse, as completely dependent on his father as he was when he first went to school at eleven years of age! And for Loughshane, a little borough in the county Galway, for which a brother of that fine old Irish peer, the Earl of Tulla, had been sitting for the last twenty years, -- a fine, high-minded representative of the thorough-going Orange Protestant feeling of Ireland!

The second novel in the renowned The Pallisers series, Phineas Finn has been called one of the most beloved of Anthony Trollope's novels.

Volume One takes the callow Irish lad, throws him into the outlandish stew that is the Victorian House of Commons, and adds some wonderful women and precarious politics to the simmering broth.

More potent than Prozac, Phineas Finn is one of literature's great reads.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606648759
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 07/11/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(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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