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Ayala's Angel

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On the death of their artist father, Ayala and Lucy Dormer are farmed out to relations. Ayala, the more romantic of the two sisters, has a high ideal of the man she wishes to marry, but reality requires she choose between the vulgar Captain Batsby, her callow cousin Tom Tringle, and ugly Jonathan Stubbs.

The wit and persistence of the latter win out finally, and he is transfigured into Ayala's "Angel of ...

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Overview

On the death of their artist father, Ayala and Lucy Dormer are farmed out to relations. Ayala, the more romantic of the two sisters, has a high ideal of the man she wishes to marry, but reality requires she choose between the vulgar Captain Batsby, her callow cousin Tom Tringle, and ugly Jonathan Stubbs.

The wit and persistence of the latter win out finally, and he is transfigured into Ayala's "Angel of Light."

A romantic comedy of implacable exuberance, AYALA'S ANGEL is the brightest and freshest of Trollope's novels.

Trollope's eightieth tale, this is the story of a young woman forced to choose a husband from among three unsavory suitors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490435152
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,015,884
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical conflicts of his day.

Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness (who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century. - from Wikipedia
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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    A true romance to satisfy the male or female heart

    Nineteenth-century Trollope is not an author for everyone, but if you try him, you may well get hooked because his characters are so real and his plots so convincing yet unpredictable. Like other writers of his day, he often interposes himself, and yet, even when he reminds you that he has created these characters, you still believe they exist in truth--and you care about them, or you hate them. It's worth plowing through the slow start of Ayala's Angel and the wordy passages in order to enjoy a true, deeply satisfying romance. As a plus, along the way you receive some delicious humor and, as always with Trollope, someone you can delight in hating. What I call the "true romance" of the story is the kind that appeals to male and female hearts because it is based on the heart, not the superficial attractions of the flesh, and hence includes those attractions of the flesh but is not limited to them. The backdrop of English culture in the 1800s is fascinating as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    A a A Trollope favorite

    Intriguing plot and well drawn charachters. A fun read.

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    Posted August 31, 2012

    The Stables

    For Elves who have horses. It is a large, low building with hay and feed in one side and roomy stables in the other.

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