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The Duke's Children

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(4,564 Sterne; 70 Bewertungen)

In the last of the six Palliser novels, the sudden death of his wife, Lady Glencora, leaves Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, finding himself in charge of his three children. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has recently been expelled from Oxford; his younger brother, Gerald, is about to enter Cambridge; and the youngest, nineteen-year old Lady Mary, has imprudently formed an attachment to Francis Tregear, who, while certainly a gentleman, unfortunately has no income. Before her death, Glencora knew (and approved) of her daughter's attachment; the Duke, however, does not know of it, and is not at all likely to approve. Mrs. Finn (the former Marie Goesler), who was Glencora's closest friend, learns from Mary of her love for Tregear, and is faced with the question of either keeping silent, thus breaking faith with the Duke (who has entrusted Lady Mary to her care) or telling the Duke, and breaking faith with Mary herself.

Somewhat later Lord Silverbridge himself forms an attachment to an unsuitable (because American!) girl. The Duke, whose overriding passions in life are politics and the decimalization of English currency, finds himself facing the problems brought by his children, which now have to be resolved without their mother's help. It is, in short, a novel about the generation gap, and though Trollope would never have used the term, he was obviously familiar with the problem.
(Summary Nicholas Clifford)

The other Palliser novels are
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 (22 hr 38 min)

Chapters

01 - When the Duchess Was Dead

18:49

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

02 - Lady Mary Palliser

22:06

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

03 - Francis Oliphant Tregear

15:05

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

04 - Park Lane

16:16

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

05 - It Is Impossible

24:00

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

06 - Major Tifto

17:50

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

07 - Conservative Convictions

15:05

Read by Debra Lynn

08 - He Is a Gentleman

17:08

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

09 - In Medias Res

19:40

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

10 - Why Not Like Romeo If I Feel Like Romeo?

15:20

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

11 - Cruel

16:00

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

12 - At Richmond

20:34

Read by Piper Hayes

13 - The Duke's Injustice

8:14

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

14 - The New Member for Silverbridge

20:36

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

15 - The Duke Receives a Letter,—and Writes One

20:25

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

16 - Poor Boy

13:18

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

17 - The Derby

20:30

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

18 - One of the Results of the Derby

16:25

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

19 - No; My Lord, I Do Not

16:22

Read by Piper Hayes

20 - Then He Will Come Again

14:39

Read by DianaJMB

21 - Sir Timothy Beeswax

14:26

Read by Piper Hayes

22 - The Duke in His Study

23:16

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

23 - Frank Tregear Wants a Friend

16:07

Read by Piper Hayes

24 - She Must Be Made to Obey

14:44

Read by Debra Lynn

25 - A Family Breakfast-Table

17:11

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

26 - Dinner at the Beargarden

26:46

Read by Piper Hayes

27 - Major Tifto and the Duke

11:25

Read by Piper Hayes

28 - Mrs. Montacute Jones's Garden-Party

19:17

Read by Piper Hayes

29 - The Lovers Meet

15:28

Read by Karen

30 - What Came of the Meeting

14:50

Read by Karen

31 - Miss Boncassen's River-Party. No. 1

19:00

Read by Karen

32 - Miss Boncassen's River-Party. No. 2

19:58

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

33 - The Langham Hotel

21:06

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

34 - Lord Popplecourt

13:55

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

35 - Don't You Think—?

20:06

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

36 - Tally-Ho Lodge

11:52

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

37 - Grex

16:30

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

38 - Crummie-Toddie

15:30

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

39 - Killancodlem

19:49

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

40 - And Then!

19:46

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

41 - Ischl

20:18

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

42 - Again at Killancodlem

17:16

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

43 - What Happened at Doncaster

15:33

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

44 - How It Was Done

15:09

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

45 - There Shall Not Be Another Word About It

19:55

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

46 - Lady Mary's Dream

15:30

Read by Angel5

47 - Miss Boncassen's Idea of Heaven

14:09

Read by Angel5

48 - The Party at Custins Is Broken Up

13:54

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

49 - The Major's Fate

10:23

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

50 - The Duke's Arguments

17:19

Read by Piper Hayes

51 - The Duke's Guests

13:56

Read by Piper Hayes

52 - Miss Boncassen Tells the Truth

21:58

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

53 - Then I Am As Proud As a Queen

17:36

Read by DianaJMB

54 - I Don't Think She Is a Snake

15:01

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

55 - Polpenno

19:24

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

56 - The News Is Sent to Matching

11:42

Read by Piper Hayes

57 - The Meeting at "The Bobtailed Fox"

14:19

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

58 - The Major Is Deposed

12:47

Read by meyerli

59 - No One Can Tell What May Come to Pass

27:52

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

60 - Lord Gerald in Further Trouble

10:37

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

61 - Bone of My Bone

21:14

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

62 - The Brake Country

21:00

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

63 - I've Seen 'Em Like That Before

14:55

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

64 - I Believe Him to Be a Worthy Young Man

12:03

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

65 - Do You Ever Think What Money Is?

16:43

Read by Philippa

66 - The Three Attacks

18:53

Read by Piper Hayes

67 - He Is Such a Beast

12:49

Read by Piper Hayes

68 - Brook Street

20:42

Read by Philippa

69 - Pert Poppet!

16:16

Read by Felicity C

70 - Love May Be a Great Misfortune

14:58

Read by Piper Hayes

71 - What Am I to Say, Sir?

18:18

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

72 - Carlton Terrace

17:52

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

73 - I Have Never Loved You

16:24

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

74 - Let Us Drink a Glass of Wine Together

20:45

Read by Piper Hayes

75 - The Major's Story

12:50

Read by Philippa

76 - On Deportment

14:35

Read by Piper Hayes

77 - Mabel, Good-Bye

28:56

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

78 - The Duke Returns to Office

14:19

Read by Jacquerie

79 - The First Wedding

14:44

Read by Jacquerie

80 - The Second Wedding

6:16

Read by Diana Majlinger

Bewertungen

IS THERE LIFE AFTER LADY GLENCORA ?

(4,5 Sterne)

Yes, but it is not nearly so exciting. This series was well worth the lengthy time. I was surprised that Mrs. Finn did not arrange for her unaccepted legacy from the old Duke to go to Lady Mary.

(5 Sterne)

The final and last of the Paliser series. The usual Trollopian plot of parental angst and generational conflict, in the world of the privileged aristocratic classes: a million miles from the gritty, heart wrenching, realism, of Charles Dickens.

lovely end to the series

(5 Sterne)

Great job on the reading—all of the readers did a fine job! My favorites are Nicholas Clifford, Piper Hayes, and Phillips. Trollope at his best!