Lady Anna


Read by Simon Evers

(4.5 stars; 144 reviews)

When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative - `This is the sort of thing the reading public will never stand...a man must be embittered by some violent present exasperation who can like such disruptions of social order as this.' (Saturday Review) - although Trollope himself considered it `the best novel I ever wrote! Very much! Quite far away above all others!!!'

This tightly constructed and passionate study of enforced marriage in the world of Radical politics and social inequality, records the lifelong attempt of Countess Lovel to justify her claim to her title, and her daughter Anna's legitimacy, after her husband announces that he already has a wife. However, mother and daughter are driven apart when Anna defies her mother's wish that she marry her cousin, heir to her father's title, and falls in love with journeyman tailor and young Radical Daniel Thwaite. The outcome is never in doubt, but Trollope's ambivalence on the question is profound, and the novel both intense and powerful. (13 hr 8 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 18:47 Read by Simon Evers
02 - Chapter 2 17:42 Read by Simon Evers
03 - Chapter 3 11:44 Read by Simon Evers
04 - Chapter 4 17:11 Read by Simon Evers
05 - Chapter 5 24:00 Read by Simon Evers
06 - Chapter 6 8:40 Read by Simon Evers
07 - Chapter 7 13:58 Read by Simon Evers
08 - Chapter 8 18:05 Read by Simon Evers
09 - Chapter 9 13:51 Read by Simon Evers
10 - Chapter 10 22:48 Read by Simon Evers
11 - Chapter 11 13:29 Read by Simon Evers
12 - Chapter 12 15:58 Read by Simon Evers
13 - Chapter 13 20:09 Read by Simon Evers
14 - Chapter 14 17:44 Read by Simon Evers
15 - Chapter 15 13:45 Read by Simon Evers
16 - Chapter 16 15:27 Read by Simon Evers
17 - Chapter 17 17:47 Read by Simon Evers
18 - Chapter 18 16:53 Read by Simon Evers
19 - Chapter 19 16:30 Read by Simon Evers
20 - Chapter 20 16:38 Read by Simon Evers
21 - Chapter 21 17:59 Read by Simon Evers
22 - Chapter 22 19:32 Read by Simon Evers
23 - Chapter 23 15:59 Read by Simon Evers
24 - Chapter 24 12:44 Read by Simon Evers
25 - Chapter 25 12:14 Read by Simon Evers
26 - Chapter 26 16:41 Read by Simon Evers
27 - Chapter 27 13:02 Read by Simon Evers
28 - Chapter 28 24:38 Read by Simon Evers
29 - Chapter 29 17:14 Read by Simon Evers
30 - Chapter 30 12:46 Read by Simon Evers
31 - Chapter 31 16:00 Read by Simon Evers
32 - Chapter 32 19:09 Read by Simon Evers
33 - Chapter 33 18:17 Read by Simon Evers
34 - Chapter 34 17:29 Read by Simon Evers
35 - Chapter 35 12:51 Read by Simon Evers
36 - Chapter 36 18:20 Read by Simon Evers
37 - Chapter 37 21:58 Read by Simon Evers
38 - Chapter 38 15:47 Read by Simon Evers
39 - Chapter 39 10:56 Read by Simon Evers
40 - Chapter 40 16:10 Read by Simon Evers
41 - Chapter 41 17:03 Read by Simon Evers
42 - Chapter 42 16:27 Read by Simon Evers
43 - Chapter 43 15:31 Read by Simon Evers
44 - Chapter 44 16:29 Read by Simon Evers
45 - Chapter 45 22:12 Read by Simon Evers
46 - Chapter 46 14:11 Read by Simon Evers
47 - Chapter 47 11:58 Read by Simon Evers
48 - Chapter 48 13:38 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

that was GOOD!!!

(5 stars)

fab reader! my stars was the reader wonderful !!!, for those who complain about the length and repetition in the book, bah!!!!!! that's why I love 1800s literature. they can take their time weaving the story and reelng you in! 5.5 stars!

(5 stars)

Delightful novel of course, and the reader is just perfect

Intriguing and Original

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable story that deals with court trials, life-long strivings, family confusions, and aristocracy. The reader is fabulous, the story itself engaging and thought-provoking, and is quite unique from a literary perspective. More than anything, I was impressed with how real the characters are. Each person has a different perspective, and while you may not agree with their perspective, you can at least understand and respect it.

Enjoyable romance.

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this; it is more focused than your typical Trollope novel and the characters are rounded and interesting. 'Lady' Anna is faced with the possibility of dramatic upward mobility and struggles to choose between her first love and a charming, high-born new suitor. Nicely read.

(4.5 stars)

Lovely story, enjoyed very much. Wondetful reader -superior by far!

well read but not a great book

(3 stars)

DAUGHTERS SHOULD OBEY THEIR MOTHERS

(3.5 stars)

There is no reader quite so good as this one for this type of novel. As to the contents of the book, Trollope fallls short of his norm. He usually has several sub-plots which furnish variety; this book has no significant ones. He usually produces a satisfying ending after working through misunderstandings among the protagonists; in this one he did not. His novels always have foolish and headstrong persons who finally come to their senses; Lady Anna did not and is thereby voted as the greatest nincompoop ever to grace (disgrace?) one of his novels. She will naturally reap the whirlwind of her inexplicably stupid decision!

Great story, great reading

(5 stars)

Absorbing story, slightly reminiscent of The Eustace Diamonds, if you've read that. Even more than usual of Trollope's gentle psychological insights and also interesting from a historical/political point of view. Beautifully read, thanks.