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Can You Forgive Her

Auhtor: Anthony Trollope

Language: english
Published: 1864

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Review by Chandler, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Can You Forgive Her':

Can You Forgive Her by Anthony Trollope. Can You Forgive Her is a novel by Anthony Trollope first published in serial form in 1864 and 1865. It is the first of six novels in the Palliser series. The novel follows three parallel stories of courtship and marriage and the decisions of three strong women Alice Vavasor her cousin Glencora Palliser and her aunt Arabella Greenow. Early on Alice asks the question What should a woman do with her life This theme repeats itself in the dilemmas faced by the other women in the novel. Lady Glencora and her husband Plantagenet Palliser recur in the remainder of the Palliser series. The satirical periodical Punch mocked the work referring to it as Can You Stand Her due to its writers irritation at Alice s inepititude in deciding between her two suitors. Moreover in his book On Writing Stephen King makes light of the book s length joking that for modern audiences a more appropriate title might be Can You Possibly Finish It -- from Wikipedia

Excerpts from the Book 'Can You Forgive Her':


... had been brought up by Lady Macleod at the age of twelve she had been sent to a school at Aix-la-Chapelle,-a comitatus of her relatives having ...
... further sign that she wished to escape, nor did she say a word to intimate her further wish that he should be silent. I am not going to make love to ...
... the young people and the young people don't want them. If the old people would be content to flirt together, I don't see why they should ever give ...
... twenty-five. Otherwise he is agreeable enough, and I rather approve of my aunt's taste in preferring him. But my lover has solid attractions, and allures ...
... partly because the whole country around is grass-land, and partly, no doubt, from the sporting propensities of the neighbouring population. As regards ...
... but which can be laid down when the need of it is passed. She had liked and loved Lady Glencora, and had in no degree been afraid of her during those ...
... Cannot you accept what has been done for you? Mr. Bott had gone away, much to Lady Glencora's delight, but had unfortunately come back again. On ...
... find his way into Parliament. He had paid the cost of the last attempt, and might, in a great degree, carry on this present attempt on credit. If he ...
... he know yet of your engagement with your cousin? He will know it by this time to-morrow. Then I beg of you, as a great favour, to postpone ...
... him whenever he may do so. To what extent, Alice? I don't know what I have. I get about four hundred a year, but I do not know what it is worth, ...
... times. George returned to town at the end of those four days, and found that the thousand pounds was duly placed to his credit before the end of the ...
... which uttered it. He might have added that from thence flow the waters of the world's progress,-the fullest fountain of advancing civilization. George ...
... and there they who chose to see her made their way up to her, and spoke their little speeches. They who thought her to be a great woman,-and many ...
... the nurse, he was gotten into bed and was left alone. After that Kate went to her own room and wrote her letters. The first she wrote was to her aunt ...
... still supported her. And even while her maid remained with her she held herself up, as it were, inwardly, telling herself that she would not yield,-that ...
... refused the place. It's all over now, and the other man, whom they all hate so much, is to remain in. But why did he refuse it? I keep on telling ...
... found himself alone for a quarter of an hour with Alice, he had plenty of subjects for small-talk. Yes, indeed. Old Cheesacre, in spite of his absurdities, ...
... Their custom was to breakfast at nine,-or as near nine as Lady Glencora could be induced to appear,-and then Mr. Palliser would read till three. At ...
... The Prince, who is very kind, will perhaps oblige me by being the other. I should advise you to return as soon as convenient. Your affectionate uncle, Omnium. That ...
... said Alice, laughing. After this he dropped the subject for a while, as though he were ashamed of it, but in a very few minutes he returned to it manfully. ...