Framley Parsonage

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(4.6 stars; 90 reviews)

Framley Parsonage is the fourth novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire", first published in serial form in the Cornhill Magazine in 1860. (Summary by Wikipedia)

"Of all novelists in any country, Trollope best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic." — W. H. Auden

Novels in the series are

1-The Warden

1-The Warden (version 2)

2-Barchester Towers

3-Doctor Thorne

4-Framley Parsonage

5-The Small House at Allington

6-The Last Chronicle of Barset (20 hr 32 min)


01 - 'Omnes Omnia Bona Dicere' 23:47 Read by Leonard Wilson
02 - The Framley Set, and the Chaldicotes Set 29:00 Read by Leonard Wilson
03 - Chaldicotes 28:51 Read by Simon Evers
04 - A Matter of Conscience 21:43 Read by Simon Evers
05 - Amantium Iræ Amoris Integratio 32:30 Read by Simon Evers
06 - Mr. Harold Smith's Lecture 24:50 Read by Simon Evers
07 - Sunday Morning 18:51 Read by Simon Evers
08 - Gatherum Castle 38:15 Read by Simon Evers
09 - The Vicar's Return 19:26 Read by Simon Evers
10 - Lucy Robarts 28:42 Read by Mimi Wang
11 - Griselda Grantly 34:48 Read by Mimi Wang
12 - The Little Bill 19:05 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
13 - Delicate Hints 26:12 Read by adsum iam
14 - Mr. Crawley of Hogglestock 29:52 Read by adsum iam
15 - Lady Lufton's Ambassador 22:56 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
16 - Mrs. Podgens' Baby 28:23 Read by Simon Evers
17 - Mrs. Proudie's Conversazione 27:22 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
18 - The New Minister's Patronage 20:58 Read by Simon Evers
19 - Money Dealings 28:55 Read by Simon Evers
20 - Harold Smith in the Cabinet 23:02 Read by Simon Evers
21 - Why Puck, the Pony, Was Beaten 21:02 Read by GLM
22 - Hogglestock Parsonage 15:13 Read by GLM
23 - The Triumph of the Giants 24:44 Read by GLM
24 - Magna Est Veritas 26:59 Read by GLM
25 - Non-Impulsive 24:20 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
26 - Impulsive 31:42 Read by Mimi Wang
27 - South Audley Street 20:50 Read by Simon Evers
28 - Dr. Thorne 18:45 Read by Simon Evers
29 - Miss Dunstable at Home 45:45 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
30 - The Grantly Triumph 12:33 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
31 - Salmon Fishing in Norway 38:37 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
32 - The Goat and Compasses 19:40 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
33 - Consolation 19:28 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
34 - Lady Lufton Is Taken by Surprise 25:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
35 - The Story of King Cophetua 25:11 Read by Simon Evers
36 - Kidnapping at Hogglestock 23:45 Read by Simon Evers
37 - Mr. Sowerby without Company 24:42 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
38 - Is There Cause or Just Impediment? 26:13 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
39 - How to Write a Love Letter 24:09 Read by Rosie
40 - Internecine 27:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
41 - Don Quixote 26:33 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
42 - Touching Pitch 23:31 Read by Simon Evers
43 - Is She Not Insignificant? 26:05 Read by Simon Evers
44 - The Philistines at the Parsonage 34:24 Read by Brendan Stallard
45 - Palace Blessings 21:15 Read by Simon Evers
46 - Lady Lufton's Request 29:49 Read by Simon Evers
47 - Nemesis 20:42 Read by Simon Evers
48 - How They Were All Married, Had Two Children, - and Lived Happy Ever After 26:05 Read by Simon Evers


Excellent book and readers

(5 stars)

I have enjoyed every Trollop book so far regardless of any occasional wish they were shorter. In particular , I like to read his criticism of his society and his description of its norms. I do ignore his notions of a wife's place in and out of the home, but acknowledge his fairness in recognizing the intelligence of many women. Sometimes his heroines are too good, but well he was writing for his audience not me. Finally, I appreciate his insight into the emotional life of his characters and his recognition that their are so many shades between good and bad in a person (with the exception of some too good heroines)

Esp. Readings and odd comment

(5 stars)

I must protest - the Simon Evers readings are perfect. Twinkle Toes' comment makes no sense to me whatever. These stories are superb. But I am glad I was not born in Victorian England - or Victorian anywhere for that matter. What (according to Trollope) society expected of young women thinking and behaviour is superhuman. Fortunately it's the Miss Dunstables that prevailed.

Pleasantly surprised

(4 stars)

Despite the variety of readers, I enjoyed this read. There was only one reader I found difficult to listen to. I do enjoy Trollope's multiple story lines and the way they are intertwined. Definitely read this one as part of the Barchester series. Best to read them in order just to keep track of the characters.

Classic Trollope

(4.5 stars)

This book is a classic Trollope - set in Rural England and London, with his main characters from the aristocracy, the gentry and the clergy. Trollope shows their failings and demystifies the classes to which his characters belong. I really enjoyed Framley Personage, and the readers did a magnificent job. Thank you to the volunteers.

Classic Trollope

(3 stars)

This is classic Anthony Trollope. The entire series is worth listening to. However, Simon Evers' chapters, while very well read, are full of plosives and "wind" sounds. He had his microphone too close to his mouth, which really takes away from the listening experience.

Another great reading of Trollope

(5 stars)

Thanks to everyone who contributed. It's such a blessing to listen to these classics read so that I can knit and enjoy Trollope at the same time!

(5 stars)

I listened to this and all of his work over and over, it is always as good as the first. and great readers also, wished it would never end.


(4.5 stars)

Trollope always takes his time, but he never fails to furnish a satisfatory ending. The characters, as usual, are alive and seem to be our acquaintances.