Shortly after Mary accepts Mr. When did he ask you to be his wife? But when the blow came, he never fished or shot, or hunted again. You have got to bring yourself to think of that. Shall she choose money over love? These stories, uninteresting in themselves, are not relieved by Trollope's usually wonderful writing, sly, dry wit or political,social or business intrigues. He became plaintive and wrote poetry, and spent his pocket-money in publishing it, which again caused him sorrow, not for the loss of his money, but by the obscurity of his poetry. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. These weren't really the sort of existential questions that kept me eagerly turning the Soppy and unlikely love story of a rich old man of 50! 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.
Light wear and smudges on slipcase. There were moments in which he roused himself to better hopes,—when he had drank his glass of whisky and water, and was somewhat elate with the consequences. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage. None knew of her weakness. But still there was that respect, verging almost into veneration, which seemed to crush him when he thought that he might begin to play the lover. He told himself as he had hurried home that there might be difficulties in his way. When he finally got up the nerve to ask if she would marry him, she told him that she had first to share a secret with him.
Mary had eaten his bread, as bestowed upon her from sheer charity. Of what comfort could she be to him, seeing that she had been unable to give him her heart? Mrs Baggett has been violent and selfish, and has made you think thoughts which should not have been put in your head to disturb you. Was it not impertinent, nay, almost indecent, that the woman should come to her and interrogate her on such a subject? Read An Old Man's Love , free online version of the book by Anthony Trollope, on ReadCentral. When the daughter of an old friend is left penniless at the death of her step-mother he invites her to live at his house, over the strenuous objections of his housekeeper. But as their persons have not been drawn with the pencil for me by the artists who themselves created them, I have no conception how they looked.
But as vile as he is, he is considered one of Trollope's greatest creations. Whittlestaff, dearly loves Mary Lawrie, the girl he provides a home for after her father's death. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. She must tell him,—should she be moved at last to accept him. He was now fifty, and as fit, bodily and mentally, for hard work as ever he had been. Gordon's sudden return after three years' absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff's proposal, precipitates the crisis at the centre of the story.
If you marry this girl, will you not marry one whose heart belongs to me? At first no one had known anything about him; and the neighbourhood had been shy. This is not something I'd recommend for a Valentine's read. As f Trollope at the end of his career. What a good fellow you are to come and look a fellow up! Although short, it manages to fully explore the nature of love between a young woman and an older man under difficult circumstances. It's another of his short works, about 250 pages, and it didn't take long to listen to the entire book on audio.
This story involves two men who both love one woman. When her father died, Mary was left with her step-mother, who soon became sick. As he left the room, she did now tell herself that in spite of all that she had said she could accompany him anywhere over the world with perfect bliss. He wishes to marry her, and she reluctantly accepts him, but warns him of her deep regard for a young man she had known years earlier. For any service that it might be to her, his coming was too late.
It has been my first Trollope book and I loved his style. Through a series of satirical vignettes, Gaskell sympathetically portrays changing small town customs and values in mid-Victorian England. If you want to read Trollope, read those first, and then if you find you enjoy his work and have some reading time to spare, spend a bit of time with these characters and ponder whether you would make the same decision that Whittlestaff does. With very few exceptions that I have seen, Trollope gives his readers happy endings. A lord would, I think, have got himself taken to bed. But he should not see that she thought of him.
She sat listening to all that he had to say to her, but without speaking a word. Habit had made Mrs Baggett quite accustomed to the proceeding, which upon the whole she enjoyed. And I had taken pride to myself in saying that it had been given. Even the lost fellowship, even the rejected poetry, had not caused him such misery as this. Those who had seen her former life had known that she had lived under the dominion of her step-mother, and had so accounted for her manner.