'You must give up this mad idea, Frank ... there is but one course left open to you.
You MUST marry money'
Dr Thorne, considered by Trollope to
be the best of his works, is a telling examination of the relationship between money and
It recounts the story of the son of a bankrupt landowner, Frank
Gresham, who is intent on marrying his beloved Mary Thorne despite her illegitimacy and
apparent poverty. Frank's ambitious mother and haughty aunt are set against the match,
however, and push him to make a good marriage to a wealthy heiress. Only Mary's loving
uncle, Dr Thorne, knows of the fortune she is about to inherit - but believes she should
be accepted on her own terms.
The third book in the Chronicles of
With three anonymous, contemporary reviews.
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