Since its first appearance in 1870, this has been regarded as one of Trollope's finest short novels. Trollope describes the vacillations of a conscientious father, torn between the desire to marry his daughter to a cousin destined to inherit the family title, and his fear that the cousin, reportedly a scheming wastrel, is unworthy of her.
by Anthony Trollope
by Herman Melville
by Jane Austen
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