The Last Chronicle of Barset - The Original Classic Edition
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Last Chronicle of Barset.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Anthony Trollope, which is now, at last, again available to you.
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The crime laid to his charge was the theft of a cheque for twenty pounds, which he was said to have stolen out of a pocket-book left or dropped in his house, and to have passed as money into the hands of one Fletcher, a butcher of Silverbridge, to whom he was indebted.
... But among the very poor, among the brickmakers of Hoggle End,-a lawless, drunken, terribly rough lot of humanity,-he was held in high respect; for they knew that he lived hardly, as they lived; that he worked hard, as they worked; and that the outside world was hard to him, as it was to them; and there had been an apparent sincerity of godliness about the man, and a manifest struggle to do his duty in spite of the worlds ill-usage, which had won its way even with the rough; so that Mr.
...She was living now at a school in Silverbridge, where for the last year she had been a teacher; and there were many in Silverbridge who declared that very bright prospects were opening to her,-that young Major Grantly of Cosby Lodge, who, though a widower with a young child, was the cynosure of all female eyes in and round Silverbridge, had found beauty in her thin face, and that Grace Crawleys fortune was made in the teeth, as it were, of the prevailing ill-fortune of her family.
...Her husband had told her one morning, when the butchers threat was weighing heavily on his mind, speaking to her in such a humour that she found it impossible to cross-question him, that he had still money left, though it was money which he had hoped that he would not be driven to use; and he had given her the four five-pound notes, and had told her to go to Silverbridge and satisfy the man who was so eager for his money.
...It has been said that Major Grantly had thrown a favourable eye on Grace Crawley,-by which report occasion was given to all men and women in those parts to hint that the Crawleys, with all their piety and humility, were very cunning, and that one of the Grantlys was,-to say the least of it,-very soft, admitted as it was throughout the county of Barsetshire, that there was no family therein more widely awake to the affairs generally of this world and the next combined, than the family of which Archdeacon Grantly was the respected head and patriarch.
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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