First published serially in Saint Paul's Magazine in 1870.
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About the Author
Anthony Trollope 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
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Ralph The Heir based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Basically, this story explores the concepts behind inheritance, property, illegitimacy, and marriage, among others. Some concepts that I didn’t at all expect to be thrown in were dirty election campaigns, which I thought was a lot of fun to read about — it’s vastly different from my own experience as an American citizen, although I’m sure times have changed in England and it’s also vastly different over there today. While I enjoyed reading the story to get a feel for the arguments Trollope makes about inheritance and such, it was a very long novel. It dragged a bit in in the middle, but was overall fairly interesting. It’s certainly not a fun, light read, however. The characters are fashioned more like character studies rather than original fictional people who are super developed and feel like friends and acquaintances; rather, they are carefully crafted to fit into Trollope’s world of proving points about morals, values, and class. If you’re studying the late 19th century and want to get a better feel for the era and the social problems they experienced then (as perceived by Trollope) — I think this works great as a companion work. But it’s not a light, fluffy read by any means.