By Anthony Trollope
Edited with an creation and Notes by way of Stephen Wall
Alice Vavasor can't come to a decision no matter if to marry her bold yet violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John gray - and reveals herself accepting and rejecting each one of them in flip. more and more harassed approximately her personal emotions and not able to forgive herself for such vacillation, her scenario is contrasted with that of her pal woman Glencora - compelled to marry the emerging flesh presser Plantagenet Palliser with a purpose to hinder the valueless Burgo Fitzgerald from losing her enormous fortune. In asking his readers to pardon Alice for her transgression of the Victorian ethical code, Trollope created a telling and wide-ranging account of the social global of his day.
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No, there’s nothing to take the place of shipping in a place like ours. These bicycles offend me dreadfully; they don’t afford no real opportunities of experience such as a man gained on a voyage. No: when folks left home in the old days they left it to some purpose, and when they got home they stayed there and had some pride in it. ” “Oh no, Captain Littlepage, I hope not,” said I, trying to soothe his feelings. There was a silence in the schoolhouse, but we could hear the noise of the water on a beach below.
At sundown I went back, feeling most businesslike, down toward the village again, and usually met the flavor, not of the herb garden, but of Mrs. Todd’s hot supper, halfway up the hill. On the nights when there were evening meetings or other public exercises that demanded her presence we had tea very early, and I was welcomed back as if from a long absence. Once or twice I feigned excuses for staying at home, while Mrs. Todd made distant excursions, and came home late, with both hands full and a heavily laden apron.