The Prime Minister
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  • The Prime Minister
ISBN: 014043349X
EAN13: 9780140433494
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 1996
Pages: 736
Dimensions: 1.42" H x 7.72" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Prime Minister is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1876. It is the fifth of the Palliser series of novels.

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When neither the Whigs nor the Tories are able to form a government on their own, a fragile compromise coalition government is formed, with Plantagenet Palliser, the wealthy and hard-working Duke of Omnium, installed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Duchess, formerly Lady Glencora Palliser, attempts to support her husband by hosting lavish parties at Gatherum Castle in Barsetshire, the family's largest country house, barely used until now. Palliser, initially unsure that he is fit to lead, then grows to enjoy the high office and finally becomes increasingly distressed when his government proves to be too weak and divided to accomplish anything. His own inflexible nature does not help.

A significant sub-plot centres on Ferdinand Lopez, a financially overextended City adventurer of undisclosed parentage and doubtful ethnicity (possibly Jewish), who wins the favour of Emily Wharton. She marries him despite her father's objections in preference to Arthur Fletcher, who has always been in love with her. As in Trollope's earlier Palliser novel Can You Forgive Her?, in which the heroine Read More chevron_right

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