This Description may be from another edition of this product.
Doctor Thorne is a compelling story in which love, vanity, and greed are pitted against one another.The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a girl with no money and mysterious parentage. He faces a terrible dilemma: should he save the estate, or marry the girl he loves? Mary, too, has to battle her feelings, knowing that marrying Frank would ruin his family and fly in the face of his mother's opposition. Her pride is matched by that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to decide whether to reveal a secret that would resolve Frank's difficulty, or to uphold the innate merits of his own family heritage. The character of Dr Thorne reflects Trollope's own contradictory feelings about the value of tradition and the need for change. His subtle portrayal, and the comic skill and gentle satire with which the story is developed, are among the many pleasures of this delightful novel. The novel has now been adapted by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes for TV, airing on ITV in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the Read More chevron_right
Frequently Asked Questions About Dr Thorne
How long does it take to read Dr Thorne?
It takes about 12 Hours and 52 minutes on average for a reader to read Dr Thorne. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.
How long is Dr Thorne?
Dr Thorne is 592 pages long.
- Who wrote Dr Thorne?
- Which number is Dr Thorne in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series?
Book Reviews (0)
No customer reviews for the moment.