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Rachel Ray

Anthony Trollope

Book Overview: 

The love that develops between Luke Rowan and Rachel Ray is not universally welcomed. Mrs. Tappitt- a rich, influential, and bad woman - wishes him to marry one of her own daughters, while Rachel's mother and older sister are not sure he is worthy of her. After many adventures, everybody gets what they deserve. Characteristically to Trollope's works, there is also a secondary plot involving the election of parliament in Baslehurst.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .May I not call it a necessary qualification for a clergyman of any church? He was not a gentleman. I do not mean to say that he was a thief or a liar; nor do I mean hereby to complain that he picked his teeth with his fork and misplaced his "h's." I am by no means prepared to define what I do mean,—thinking, however, that most men and most women will understand me. Nor do I speak of this deficiency in his clerical aptitudes as being injurious to him simply,—or even chiefly,—among folk who are themselves gentle; but that his efficiency for clerical purposes was marred altogether, among high and low, by his misfortune in this respect. It is not the owner of a good coat that sees and admires its beauty. It is not even they who have good coats themselves who recognize the article on the back of another. They who have not good coats themselves have the keenest eyes for the coats of their better-clad neighbours. As it is with coats, so it is with that which w. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This was a prime example of how well Trollope writes his female characterizations. One of his minor characters has squinty eyes and a narrow view of life, and she is the one who sees something and starts all the trouble. The widowed sister whose sour countenance can be full of dark looks does, indee

I couldn't finish this. I only read the first 125 pages. Not my cup of tea.

Now that I’ve read Trollope’s two series, I get to make my way through his standalone novels. Something like 30 more to go! Rachel Ray reminded me a little of Frances Burney’s Evalina in that it shows just how vulnerable a young woman’s reputation could be if she does not have good parental guidance

Not Trollope's best effort, but still great fun.

Loved this Trollope novel. It dealt with the relationship problems of Rachel and Luke Rowen. The only problem was the denigration of Jews that must have been prevalent in Trollope's day, but it was hard to read those words. It was also a shorter novel than usual. Wonderful!!

Provincial balls, virginal heroines, bumbling clergymen, and lashings of EVOO.

Written in 1863, near the beginning of his career, Rachel Ray is one of Anthony Trollope's sweetest, tightest, and most charming novels. The eponymous young lady is the daughter of one widow and sister of another. She falls for a handsome young man named Luke Rowan, who is the partner in a local bre

A Controversial Book

I do not know about British or American media, but in German newspapers the adjective “controversial” is being more and more used as a means of labelling a person or a book as inflicted with, and probably inflicting upon others, intellectual leprosy. Thus, the epithet “controvers

Absolutely and completely delighful, happy read. :) From my limited Trollope reading so far, I take back what I said about beginning him with "Ayala's Angel" and think THIS book a far better representation of the general feel and scope of his work.

While not anywhere near as thoughtful, or thought-p

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