Eustace Diamonds

ISBN-10: 0141441208
ISBN-13: 9780141441207
Edition: 2004 (Revised)
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Description: The third novel in Trollopes Palliser series, The Eustace Diamondsbears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humor and a keen perception of human nature. Following the death of her husband, Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The third novel in Trollopes Palliser series, The Eustace Diamondsbears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humor and a keen perception of human nature. Following the death of her husband, Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover, Lord Fawn, declares that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzies truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts.

Novelist Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. He attended many famous schools but as a large, awkward boy, he never felt in place among the aristocrats he met there. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. He spent seven years there in poverty until his transfer, in 1841, to Banagher, Ireland as a deputy postal surveyor. He became more financially secure and in 1844, he married Rose Heseltine. He wanted to discover the reasons for Irish discontent. In 1843, he began working on his first novel The Macdermots of Ballycloran which was published in 1847. He was sent on many postal missions. He spent a year is Belfast, in 1853, then went to Donnybrook, near Dublin. He also went to Egypt, Scotland and the West Indies to finally settle outside of London, at Waltham Cross, as a surveyor general in the Post Office. At this point, he was writing constantly. Some of the writings during this time were The Noble Jilt, Barchester Towers, and The Last Chronicle of Barset. In 1867, he tried editorship of St. Paul's Magazine but soon gave up because he didn't feel suited for the job. In 1871, he went on a visit to a son in Australia. At sea, he wrote Lady Anna on the voyage out and Australia and New Zealand on the voyage back. The Autobiography was written between October 1875 and April 1876 but was not published until after his death. Suffering from asthma and possible angina pectoris, he moved to Harting Grange. He wrote three more novels during 1881 than, in 1882, went to Ireland to begin research for The Landleaguers. In November that year, he suffered a paralytic stroke and he died on December 6, 1882.

John Sutherland has been a professor of literature for a long time and in many places. Currently he teaches untechnologically at the California Institute of Technology and is the emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor at UCL. He is the author of numerous books, including the puzzle-collection Is Heathcliff a Murderer? (probably, yes) and the encyclopaedic Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (soon to be reissued in a yet more encyclopaedic form). In recent years, he has written voluminously on a variety of literary and non literary topics in, principally, the Guardian and the Financial Times. His interest in literature has become more curious over the years. Martin Rowson is an award-winning cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and many other publications. His books include a novel, Snatches; a memoir, Stuff; The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to Be Human; and comic book versions of T.S.Eliot's 'The Waste Land' and Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy. He smokes and qualifies as the sharpest literary-pictorial satirist of his time.

Foreword: Trollope at the Turn of the Century
Introduction The Myth of England
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Anthony Trollope
Lizzie Greystock
Lady Eustace
Lucy Morris
Frank Greystock
The Eustace Necklace
Lady Linlithgow's Mission
Mr. Burke's Speeches
The Conquering Hero Comes
Showing What the Miss Fawns Said, and What Mrs. Hittaway Thought
Lizzie and Her Lover
Lord Fawn at His Office
'I Only Thought of It'
Showing What Frank Greystock Did
'Doan't Thou Marry for Munny'
'I'Ll Give You a Hundred Guinea Brooch'
Certainly an Heirloom
The Diamonds Are Seen in Public
'And I Have Nothing to Give'
'As My Brother '
The Diamonds Become Troublesome
'Ianthe's Soul'
Lady Eustace Procures a Pony for the Use of Her Cousin
Frank Greystock's First Visit to Portray
Showing What Frank Greystock Thought About Marriage
Mr. Dove's Opinion
Mr. Gowran is Very Funny
Lucy Morris Misbehaves
Mr. Dove in His Chambers
'I Had Better Go Away'
Mr. Greystock's Troubles
Frank Greystock's Second Visit to Portray
Mr. and Mrs. Hittaway in Scotland
'It Won't Be True'
Lady Linlithgow at Home
Too Bad for Sympathy
Lizzie's Guests
Lizzie's First Day
Nappie's Grey Horse
Sir Griffin Takes an Unfair Advantage
'You Are Not Angry ?'
'Likewise the Bears in Couples Agree'
Sunday Morning
Life at Portray
A Midnight Adventure
The Journey to London
Lucy Morris in Brook Street
Matching Priory
Lizzie's Condition
Bunfit and Gager
In Hertford Street
Confidence
Mrs. Carbuncle Goes to the Theatre
Lizzie's Sick-Room
I Suppose I May Say a Word
Quints or Semitentbs
Job's Comforters
Humpty Dumpty
'the Fiddle with One String'
Mr. Gowran Up in London
'Let It Be as Though It Had Never Been'
Lizzie's Great Friend
'You Know Where My Heart Is'
The Corsair is Afraid
Lizzie's Last Scheme
Tribute
The Aspirations of Mr. Emilius
The Eye of the Public
The Major
'I Cannot Do It'
Alas!
Lizzie is Threatened with the Treadmill
Lizzie Triumphs
Lizzie's Last Lover
Lizzie at the Police-Court
Lord George Gives His Reasoras
Lizzie Returns to Scotland
The Story of Lucy Morris is Concluded
The Trial
Once More at Portray
What Was Said About It All at Matching
Explanatory Notes
Who's Who in the Eustace Diamonds

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