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The Claverings

Anthony Trollope

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It is a novel of atmosphere, and the atmosphere is of that sort very dangerous for the English novelist, the atmosphere captured so supremely well by Thackeray the green-lighted, close-scented gambling rooms, the shabby adventures of half-deserted spas, the shelving beaches of foreign watering-places, concealed accents, stolen passports, impoverished counts and impertinent ladies' maids.... Trollope's most serious attempt to escape from his own personality." - Walpole

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .No; she’s not tall,” said Harry, in a voice of disappointment.

“I’ve no doubt we shall like her very much. What money is she to have?”

“A hundred a year while her father lives.”

“That’s not much.”

“Much or little, it made no difference with me. I should never have thought of marrying a girl for her money. It’s a kind of thing that I hate. I almost wish she was to have nothing.”

“I shouldn’t refuse it if I were you.”

“Of course, I shan't refuse it; but what I mean is that I never thought about it when I asked her to have me; and I shouldn’t have been a bit more likely to ask her if she had ten times as much.”

“A fortune with one’s wife isn’t a bad thing for a poor man, Harry.”

“But a poor man must be poor in more senses than one when he looks about to get a fortune in that way.&rdqu. . . Read More

Community Reviews

If you are a lover of 19th century British literature, then The Claverings by Anthony Trollope is almost certainly bound to be a delight to you. If you have not yet read any of Anthony Trollope (whose Barchester as well as his Palliser series have been made into BBC mini-series), this as good a plac

When 7 years old I found myself a latch-key kid in a bad neighborhood in New York. Three deadbolt locks and inside a chain lock. It was driven over and again by my mother who had to work and couldn’t be there, to double and triple check the locks. The habit etched and ingrained repeated itself by it

The Goodreads description says The Claverings is filled with contemporary detail and shows, as Trollope often does, the weakness of men and the emotional strength of women. In addition to weakness of men and contemporary detail, Trollope demonstrates what can happen to one who chooses to marry for m

Anthony Trollope is possibly one of the best at portraying mid-Victorian society and their morals and he excels himself in 'The Claverings'. It is high melodrama throughout as Harry Clavering struggles with his conscience over his love for two women, one of whom in particular shows the strength of h

I normally give all Classics 5 stars, certainly compared to contemporary novels, but by Trollopean standards The Claverings ranks beneath any of the Barchesters or Pallisers. Tho’ we can understand how Harry could behave so appallingly, getting engaged to two women simultaneously is too caddish for

Was lange währt...
Ich habe so lange an diesem Buch gelesen und leider immer wieder Phasen gehabt, in denen ich nicht darin las, sodass ich keine detaillierte abschließende Meinung dazu notieren kann, außer, dass ich es mochte und es mir gefiel.
Allerdings bemerke ich immer mehr, dass ich so langsam

I absolutely loved this - a really enjoyable, gripping and sweet Trollope novel, full of fantastically drawn characters and Trollope's usual mix of emotion and wit. I'd highly recommend - and it's a good place to start with Trollope too.

_The Claverings_, one of the later works by my besten, Anthony Trollope, is similar to a late Shakespeare play: full of problems that defy categorization. It might be easy for the Trollope reader to overlook this novel because it's not in either of his superb series, the Pallisers or the Barchester

“But men as I see them are not often heroic.”

The narrator’s voice in this case may well be Anthony Trollope’s own because it seems to be a hallmark of Trollope’s novels that they show life in its everyday quality, without any of the melodrama that is so typical of many of his Victorian colleagues. I

Is there a Victorian novelist who handles love triangles as well as Trollope, with the exception perhaps of Henry James?

The Claverings is Trollope at his finest. With his usual skill, he presents us with characters who are all flawed and therefore human, led by greed, power, rank, status, and sheer

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