The Prime Minister


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(4.6 stars; 25 reviews)

The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. With Phineas' difficulties resolved, Trollope introduces new characters. A respectable young girl forsakes the man her family had always intended her to marry when she falls in love with a man of foreign extraction and an unknown family. He has a gentleman's education and manners, but his family background and financial means are mysterious. Is he really a gentleman? Meanwhile, Plantagenet Palliser becomes Prime Minister of a shaky coalition government, and Glencora and Madame Goessler are busy with the ensuing social obligations. (Summary by Karen Merline)

The other Palliser can be found at -

1 - Can You Forgive Her?
2 - Phineas Finn, the Irish Member
3 - The Eustace Diamonds
4 - Phineus Redux
5 - The Prime Minister
6 - The Duke’s Children

(28 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Ch 01: Ferdinand Lopez 20:44 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 02: Everett Wharton 16:12 Read by Mack
Ch 03: Mr. Abel Wharton, Q.C. 26:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 04: Mrs. Roby 12:07 Read by Diana Majlinger
Ch 05: "No One Knows Anything About Him" 15:42 Read by Tina Franklin
Ch 06: An Old Friend Goes to Windsor 22:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 07: Another Old Friend 17:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 08: The Beginning of a New Career 19:31 Read by Tina Franklin
Ch 09: Mrs. Dick's Dinner Party.--No. I 24:22 Read by HurstPP
Ch 10: Mrs. Dick's Dinner Party.--No. II 22:06 Read by HurstPP
Ch 11: Carlton Terrace 30:43 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 12: The Gathering of Clouds 16:42 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 13: Mr. Wharton Complains 26:21 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 14: A Lover's Perseverance 19:05 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 15: Arthur Fletcher 23:07 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 16: Never Run Away! 21:43 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 17: Good-Bye 14:10 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 18: The Duke of Omnium Thinks of Himself 27:01 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 19: Vulgarity 21:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 20: Sir Orlando's Policy 25:18 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 21: The Duchess's New Swan 13:39 Read by Diana Majlinger
Ch 22: St. James's Park 32:54 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 23: Surrender 21:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 24: The Marriage 17:28 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 25: The Beginning of the Honeymoon 20:18 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 26: The End of the Honeymoon 17:59 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 27: The Duke's Misery 32:32 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 28: The Duchess Is Much Troubled 14:16 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 29: The Two Candidates for Silverbridge 20:01 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 30: "Yes;--a Lie!" 20:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 31: "Yes;--with a Horsewhip in My Hand" 20:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 32: "What Business Is It of Yours?" 21:08 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 33: Showing That a Man Should Not Howl 14:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 34: The Silverbridge Election 33:41 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 35: Lopez Back in London 24:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 36: The Jolly Blackbird 14:35 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 37: The Horns 26:30 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 38: Sir Orlando Retires 21:48 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 39: "Get Round Him" 16:10 Read by HurstPP
Ch 40: "Come and Try It! 19:22 Read by HurstPP
Ch 41: The Value of a Thick Skin 13:37 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 42: Retribution 35:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 43: Kauri Gum 18:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 44: Mr. Wharton Intends to Make a New Will 18:07 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 45: Mrs. Sexty Parker 17:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 46: "He Wants to Get Rich Too Quick" 20:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 47: As for Love! 26:47 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 48: "Has He Ill-treated You?" 17:26 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 49: "Where Is Guatemala?" 18:03 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 50: Mr. Slide's Revenge 23:16 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 51: Coddling the Prime Minister 24:29 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 52: "I Can Sleep Here To-night, I Suppose?" 21:30 Read by HurstPP
Ch 53: Mr. Hartletop 19:25 Read by HurstPP
Ch 54: Lizzie 27:17 Read by HurstPP
Ch 55: Mrs. Parker's Sorrows 21:26 Read by Frank Adams
Ch 56: What the Duchess Thought of Her Husband 23:03 Read by HurstPP
Ch 57: The Explanation 23:10 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 58: "Quite Settled" 21:54 Read by HurstPP
Ch 59: "The First and the Last" 15:00 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 60: The Tenway Junction (3956 words) 25:21 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 61: The Widow and Her Friends 23:37 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 62: Phineas Finn Has a Book to Read 20:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 63: The Duchess and Her Friend 19:22 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 64: The New K.G. 22:05 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 65: "There Must Be Time" 14:11 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 66: The End of the Session 21:44 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 67: Mrs. Lopez Prepares to Move 19:11 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 68: The Prime Minister's Political Creed 24:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 69: Mrs. Parker's Fate (2405 words) 12:56 Read by Jersey City Frankie
Ch 70: At Wharton (4618 words) 26:58 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 71: The Ladies at Longbarns Doubt 15:52 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 72: "He Thinks That Our Days Are Numbered" 33:44 Read by Philippa
Ch 73: Only the Duke of Omnium 23:57 Read by Philippa
Ch 74: "I Am Disgraced and Shamed" 27:17 Read by Nicholas Clifford
Ch 75: The Great Wharton Alliance 23:24 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 76: Who Will It Be? 17:28 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 78: The New Ministry 21:34 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 77: The Duchess in Manchester Square 16:45 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 79: The Wharton Wedding 28:30 Read by Jacquerie
Ch 80: The Last Meeting at Matching 14:38 Read by Jacquerie

Reviews

PROBLEMS OF THE UPPER CLASS

(5 stars)

Not the strongest of the series, but still very good. Two suggestions to improve the book. First, since Emily was obviously dropped on her head at birth, have some circumstance drop her on it again and reverse the damage. Second, have Mr Sly walk arm in arm with Mr Lopez to the train depot.

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