Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope

Cousin Henry

byAnthony TrollopeEditorJulian Thompson

Paperback | November 9, 2008

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Henry Jones, an unprepossessing London insurance clerk, knows that his uncle has disinherited him. The old man's will, made out at the last minute in favour of Henry's charming cousin Isabel Brodrick, lies neatly folded in a well-thumbed volume of sermons in his book-room; Henry saw him putit there before he died. Unfortunately nobody else knows where the will is, and Henry stands to lose everything by making the knowledge public. Cousin Henry, first published in 1879, is one of the most unusual and intriguing of Trollope's shorter novels and its unlikely hero is a timid coward consumed by guilt. But Trollope's handling of his character and dilemma is masterly in its insight and compassion; he knew he had nothing quite likeit elsewhere in his fiction.

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Anthony Trollope (1815-82) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire, but he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.
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Title:Cousin HenryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:November 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537674

ISBN - 13:9780199537679

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