Lady Anna

When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative This is the sort of thing the reading public will never standa man must be embittered by some violent present exasperation who can like such disruptions of social order as this Saturday Review although Trollope himself considered it the best novel I ever wrote When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative This is the sort of thing the reading public will never standa man must be embittered by some violent present exasperation who can like such disruptions of social order as this Saturday Review although Trollope himself considered it the best novel I ever wrote Very much Quite far away above all others This tightly constructed and passionate study of enforced marriage in the world of Radical politics and social inequality, records the lifelong attempt of Countess Lovel to justify her claim to her title, and her daughter Anna s legitimacy, after her husband announces that he already has a wife However, mother and daughter are driven apart when Anna defies her mother s wish that she marry her cousin, heir to her father s title, and falls in love with journeyman tailor and young Radical Daniel Thwaite The outcome is never in doubt, but Trollope s ambivalence on the question is profound, and the novel both intense and powerful About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .
Lady Anna When it appeared in Lady Anna met with little success and positively outraged the conservative This is the sort of thing the reading public will never standa man must be embittered by some viol

  • Title: Lady Anna
  • Author: Anthony Trollope Stephen Orgel
  • ISBN: 9780199537716
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lady Anna”

    1. 2.5 starsOh dear Mr Trollope; what did you do with this one. I loved the Palliser and Barsetshire novels, but, well let me explain.The plot is typical Trollope. Young woman marries dashing and handsome Earl against the advice of her family and becomes pregnant. The Earl turns out to be evil and lecherous and soon after the marriage he announces that he was already married and the marriage is therefore null and void; thus raising the spectre of illegitimacy. The Earl disappears off to be wicked i [...]

    2. ‘Lady Anna’ was published in 1874 after, quite remarkably, Trollope wrote it from start to finish on a voyage to Australia.He said:“‘Lady Anna’ is the best thing I ever wrote! Very much! Quite far away above all others!”I’m not sure that I agree with him, but I do understand why he thought that it was special, and I did like it very much.“Lovel Grange is a small house, surrounded by a small domain,—small as being the residence of a rich nobleman, lying among the mountains which [...]

    3. “But the Love of Which We Poets Sing Is Not the Love of Outer World.It is more ecstatic, but far less serviceable. It is the picture of that which exists, but grand with imaginary attributes, as are the portraits of ladies painted by artists who have thought rather of their art than of their models.” This is, at least, what the unnamed poet who is asked for advice in the course of the novel has to say about the difference of love as sung about by poets and as experienced by people in the rea [...]

    4. This is not my favourite Trollope. It is unusual, and at times a little slow. But it ends very strongly and has great complexity of character and theme. I ended it (as I invariably do when reading Trollope) very glad I had read it.

    5. It seems I always enjoy Trollope novels more on re-reading. This is not my favourite, but there are so many levels of looking at human interactions I stayed intrigued and fascinated throughout.

    6. Al nostro secondo incontro non posso che confermare quanto Trollope fosse un ottimo scrittore nonché un grande intrattenitore. I suoi intrecci hanno una costante nell'aspetto giudiziario, forse nell'immaginario collettivo possono risultare ostici e spaventare il lettore ma non c'è niente di più lontano dalla verità perchè le trame create dall'autore inglese sono sempre verosimilmente originali e fresche.Dicevo, un grande intrattenitore, certamente. Forse è l'aspetto che più apprezzo di Tr [...]

    7. Lady AnnaThis is yet another novel by Anthony Trollope about a young woman of marrying age who is pressured to marry for wealth, while yearning for the love of a simpler man. Truth be told this is middling Trollope. There are about 20 of his books that are better than this. On the other hand, there are about 20 that are not as good, so if you are a Trollope devotee, this is still worth your while. The basic story is dramatic. The countess Lovel married a sleazy earl for his title. After giving b [...]

    8. Un Trollope un po' insolito in questo stand-alone, dove manca quasi del tutto la sua vena ironica, le sue incursioni nel bel mezzo della narrazione, il punto di vista personale e, in generale, un tono più lieve. Il romanzo verte intorno ad un processo che coinvolge una vedova e una giovane figlia che lottano, soprattutto la madre, perché i loro diritti vengano riconosciuti, diritti di eredità, di attribuzione di titolo e quindi di rango, che il defunto e perfido Conte Lovel aveva messo in dub [...]

    9. This is about the 12th Trollope novel I've read and it was the least impressive of them. While the basic idea is an interesting one, I was amazed at how repetitive the book was. The legal ins and outs of the law suit at the center of the book were repeated over and over, as were the arguments of the Countess, who tries to convince her daughter not to marry beneath her. I wonder if this repetition was due to the fact that Trollope serialized the novel. Maybe he worried readers might have missed p [...]

    10. Trollope was such a great writer - one of the very best, and Lady Anna is chock full some of his most clear-eyed philosophical musings. His characters come alive as living breathing entities and the reader is entirely drawn into their world - and their thought-worlds. I think this is one of Trollope's best - and I am about half way through reading his entire library. The story is told without any false steps and it is fascinating to watch all the various charaacters' motives collide with each ot [...]

    11. Lady Anna is the story of Anna Lovel, the daughter of Earl Lovel and Countess Lovel. The Countess had married the Earl despite his evil reputation, because of the his title and wealth. The wicked Earl soon showed his wicked colors and within a few months following his marriage, he informed the Countess, that their marriage in invalid, as he was previously married to an Italian lady. He then left for Italy and the Countess was left proving the validity of her marriage vows and the legitimacy of t [...]

    12. L'eccessiva ambizione spesso è causa di guai. Lo sa bene Josephine Murray, figlia di un gentiluomo di campagna di scarsi mezzi, che, proprio per ambizione, ha sposato in gioventù il Conte Lovel, libertino senza scrupoli, di oltre vent'anni più vecchio di lei, che non la ama e che lei non ama, ma che rappresenta, ai suoi occhi, la chiave d'accesso alla tanto agognata Alta Società.Soddisfare una simile ambizione, però, ha un prezzo alto, e Josephine lo comprende solo quando il malvagio marito [...]

    13. Lady Anna is a story about an ambitious but poor young woman -- Josephine Murray -- who is courted by a sleazy but very rich gentleman -- Lord Lovel -- whom she marries. When she becomes pregnant with her daughter Anna, Lovel insists that their marriage has been a hoax and goes abroad, leaving Murray to defend herself against the wagging tongues of England. For twenty years, Murray has only one aim and that is to reestablish herself among high society as a truthful yet victimized woman whose dau [...]

    14. Anthony Trollope wrote this book, published in 1873, while he was on board ship traveling to New South Wales to visit his son. Every morning he wrote, not for a specified time, but until he had 25 pages finished. He did this pretty much every day of his life, which accounts for the 47 novels and numerous other works that he produced.Lady Anna was a bit of an experiment for Trollope. In the love story in many of his books the parents of either the girl or the man forbid a marriage because of perc [...]

    15. As I write these Trollope reviews, I realize how similar so many of his novels sound if they're just described in a few sentences. If you read them, however, the differences come through. Trust me.Like so many of Trollope's novels, Lady Anna deals with romance and marriage. Lady Anna has two suitors: one a cousin of the appropriate class, another -- sensitive readers may wish to avert their eyes -- the son of a tailor. Which will she choose?And of course there are complications. One big one is s [...]

    16. Oh dear, this was dreadful. It pains me to give a Trollope novel 2 stars, but, had it not been a Trollope novel, I don't think I could have brought myself to finish it. Lady Anna's father, the wicked Earl Lovel, dies and her mother fights (as she has been doing for years) to prove the legitimacy of her marriage to him (and hence the legitimacy of Anna's birth and right to inherit the fortune). In the run up to the final court case Anna's mother and the new Earl's family hatch a plan to marry Ann [...]

    17. Apparently Trollope wrote this book while on a ship en route to Australia. I don't know if that had anything to do with what felt to me as a rather unusual style - only one plot line, and language that at times read almost as a fable or fairy tale. The plot hinges on a long, complicated legal battle to determine whether Lady Anna and her mother are legitimate heirs to the Lovel family fortune, and on whether Lady Anna - if she is truly Lady Anna - will marry the "low-born" tailor she loves, or h [...]

    18. Trollope considered this his best novel. Although I have read only a few of Trollope's other novels, this definitely stands out from that small selection. Lady Anna's mother was abandoned by her father. It becomes the sole aim in life of Anna's mother to reclaim her title and prove that her daughter is the legitimate heir of the late Earl Lovel. Through the rending poverty of their abandonment, Countess Lovel and Anna are assisted by an elderly tailor of radical political ideas. Of course, young [...]

    19. Repetitive. Frustrating. Why wont that little twit marry the Earl. I'm done because although I love classic books by modern or even logical standards I think is silly and nonsensical.

    20. Primo incontro con Trollope: rassicurante come sa essere la letteratura vittoriana in generale, dove si sa che la trama si muoverà secondo cardini precisi e che i personaggi compieranno delle scelte frutto di un fine equilibrio tra la propria personalità, le convenzioni dell’epoca e la passione più o meno marcata da parte dell’autore per il colpo di scena e l’imprevisto. Ciò non vuol dire però che tutto sia piatto ed identico a se stesso perché, se il modo di raccontare una storia pu [...]

    21. Another story of titles, wealth and marriage. Anna is the daughter of an Earl but because of her father's disgraceful behaviour there is some doubt as to whether she is his legitimate heir or if the Earl had another wife when he married her mother. The mother longs for her daughter to be recognised as Lady Anna and marry her cousin who will inherit the title but Anna herself has other ideas.While the storyline is interesting the characters are less engaging than Trollope's more well know books. [...]

    22. I listened to this on Librivox, read by Simon Evers. Fabulous reader and really enjoyed it.The book itself is very intriguing and original. While it deals mainly with the struggles of intermarriage between social classes in the 19th century, it also gives a peak into the reality of differing opinions. Trollope displays each character with their own unique opinions, and while you may not agree with each one, you are led to at least understand and respect their opinions. The story line is very goo [...]

    23. This is a simple, quite predictable tale of class snobbery with a handful of melodrama thrown in towards the end. Although the idea of knowing one's station no longer exists in the form portrayed by Trollope here , other forms of prejudice, such as accent snobbery , are very much alive and well in Britain today.

    24. Interesting but not his bestThe plot was interesting but the characters were not as likeable as usual. And towards the end it got a little repetitive. Not sorry I spent my time reading it though.

    25. While very frustrating and upsetting, this book was absorbing and thought-provoking. Vivid characters, especially Countess Lovel.

    26. I didn't enjoy this as much as the Barchester Chronicles, but I still consider Trollope as one of my favourite writers. Lady Anna was slow-going in places, but still satisfying.

    27. Interesting story, but told with much repetition. (I kept reminding myself that when this was first read, there was no Internet, TV, public radio, telephone system, etc. Life was lived at a slower pace, without the information overload we now have.) A young woman marries a rich Earl, is about to become a mother, then her husband tells her she is not really his wife, as he has a wife in another country. He deserts her, and goes philandering all over the world. She spends her life trying to prove [...]

    28. Non avevo mai letto Trollope, fino ad ora. Ho visto l'edizione di "Lady Anna" in libreria ed ho compreso che si trattava di un classico vittoriano, pane per i miei denti mi sono detta. Avevo letto superficialmente la trama e lo avevo rimesso a posto. Secondo la legge per la quale i libri "chiamano", Trollope mi è rimasto nei pensieri e così appena mi è stato possibile ho acquistato il libro.Mi sono accorta a casa, prestando maggiore attenzione, che si trattava di un vero e proprio romanzo giu [...]

    29. Apparently nobody thinks this is one of Trolloppe's better books except Trolloppe himself, and me. I appreciated his insights into Countess Lovel's and Anna's characters, and how he set up the classic parent/child conflict between them. Because the Countess's entire life was founded on ambition for rank, Anna's rejection of that rank felt like a complete betrayal. While Trolloppe belabored the point, the fact that parents cannot dictate their children's feelings and conscience may have been less [...]

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