UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Belton Estate

Anthony Trollope

Book Overview: 

Clara Amedroz is the virtuous, intelligent, and quick-witted heroine of this novel. Like all women of her time, she has few options other than to marry. She is lucky enough to have two eligible suitors, and chooses the more urbane and worldly of the two. Alas, however, she realizes fairly quickly that Captain Aylmer is not a nice person. Throughout much of the novel we find her trying hard not to recognize that Will Belton - the suitor she rejected, and who still loves and wants to marry her - is.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Perivalians who send me to Parliament. I'm to dine with the mayor to-morrow, and as some big-wig has come in his way who is going to dine with him also, the thing has been got up in a hurry. But I'm delighted to find that you are to be with us."

"I generally go to my aunt about this time of the year."

"It is very good-natured of you." Then he asked after her father, and she told him of Mr. Belton's visit, telling him nothing—as the reader will hardly require to be told—of Mr. Belton's offer. And so, by degrees, they fell into close and intimate conversation.

"I am so glad, for your father's sake!" said the captain, with sympathetic voice, speaking still of Mr. Belton's visit.

"That's what I feel, of course."

"It is just as it should be, as he stands in that position to the property. And so he is a nice sort of fellow, is he?"

"Nice is no word for him. He is perfect!"

"Dear me! This is terrible! Y. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Alas, only 18 more Trollope novels to go! Oh well, I guess I can start all over again with the Barset series. Would that be so bad?

The Belton Estate is full of the pleasures that I have come to expect from a Trollope novel. Leisurely but engaging storytelling, vivid characters, both lovable and d...more

I was surprised to see this grouped with Trollope's Comic Novels. Trollope's style is often laced with light sarcasm so that it is hard to say that any of them are absent of humor. He does poke some fun at the potential mother-in-law who is grossly overbearing and will not be seen in public witho...more

I belong to the Anthony Trollope Society on Facebook. The Belton Estate was picked as one of the favorites by many, so I thought I would read it.

Like every Trollope novel I have ever read, the characters are so well portrayed by the author that you feel you inhabit each one as you read.

There we...more

This book is classic Anthony Trollope Clara Amedroz, beautiful young girl is forced to make an "excellent marriage" after her father and her brother fritter away their estate and the money she should have inherited. Luckily, she has two suitors: Will Belton, the new heir to the estate and Captain...more

One of my favorite Trollope novels! The lady must choose between sweet /common and haughty / titled.

Clara Amedroz is one of my favorite heroines. I loved her strength through the typical Trollopian struggle of choosing between suitors. As always, in his novels, the physical descriptions of the surroundings are lush, and the characters are all filled out to a wonderful degree. This was one of my...more

Ha! I got annoyed again reading another 2% of THE NIGHTINGALE and therefore switched over to Trollope, who is always a comfort read for me. THE BELTON ESTATE was no exception. With any Trollope book you're guaranteed interesting, rounded characters, a good romance, a not-too-harrowing conflict, a...more

Writing The Belton Estate in 1865, Anthony Trollope gives us a picture of the customs of the times in England. When he writes of people's relationships and how a young woman feels being pursued by two men who profess to love her, he might as well be writing about now.
Trollope's personalities an...more

Clara's brother ruins the family financially and then commits suicide. On her father's death she will be left penniless and Will Belton, a distant cousin, will inherit. Will comes to visit and wins her and her father over with his cheerful honesty and goodness. He falls in love with Clara and pro...more

It probably didn't help that I read this book after finishing Orley Farm.

One of the biggest problems with this book is that Trollope's female characters are usually deep and layered like Lady Mason in Orley Farm. However, Clara, the heroine of Belton Estate, is bland, shallow, and maddening. It's...more

View More Reviews