The Eustace Diamonds

The Eustace Diamonds

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by Anthony Trollope, c palliser
     
 

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"Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into a possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is… See more details below

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"Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into a possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie's truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts." In their introduction, John Sutherland and Stephen Gill explore Anthony Trollope's depiction of a society that worships money and position, and highlight his concerns with truth, honesty and honour. This edition also includes a bibliography, chronology and notes.

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ISBN-13:
9780192811455
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1977
Series:
Palliser Series, #3
Pages:
384

Meet the Author

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.

Stephen Gill is a professor of English literature at Oxford University, a fellow of Lincoln College, and editor of Selected Poems by William Wordsworth

Stephen Gill is a professor of English literature at Oxford University, a fellow of Lincoln College, and editor of Selected Poems by William Wordsworth

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and wrote the introduction to Chekhov’s The Shooting Party for Penguin Classics.

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and wrote the introduction to Chekhov’s The Shooting Party for Penguin Classics.

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