Monday, June 19, 2017

"The Duke"s Children" by Anthony Trollope *****

  • Audiobook
  • English author
  • 6th and final volume of the Palliser series 
  • Originally published in 1879
  • Review:   So, I finished this sixth volume in the Palliser series.  I  loved it!  Yes, it is sexist in many ways.  However, I focus on the fact that it was written over 100 years ago.  A grieving widower feels the burden of settling his grown children financially amd socially.  Being a single parent is a timeless theme.  Other themes included coping with the changes of the younger generation, the death of the aristocracy, fathets and sons, fathers and daughters, and more.  Women are  described as limited in their ability to chase their dreams, and must wait for life to happen to them at the whim of others, yet using feminine eiles to manipulate men.  Frankly, I just enjoyed the character of the father, trying to cope with grief and change, not an easy pairing.  Wonderful series!

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