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Re: Yes. On second thought "not spoil in the slightest" may be a bit exaggerated, but even so. Camilla Send a noteboard - 12/03/2011 11:05:41 AM
and then you answered that question. It certainly does sound more interesting.

Considering that the key points of Trollope's endings are generally about what the reader would expect, having the plot a bit spoiled - as far as the fate of the Palliser family goes, anyway - isn't exactly a big deal.

I have now read the editor's note on the Reform Bill and may have to add some caveats to my remarks about it being like reading history - Trollope does diverge from reality on a few important points, and does Disraeli an injustice.


That is what annotated editions are for. And why I love them.

And on a different note, I'm still wondering if Jules Verne stole the name "Phineas Fogg" - the hero of Around the World In Eighty Days - from Trollope. It'd be a very odd coincidence otherwise.


I would think that would be a coincidence, unless there is actually a character with both names together. Phineas is an old name, after all. Do the characters resemble each other?

I am glad you are running through Trollope. I don't know him nearly as well as I should.

I think you'd like him well enough. No doubt you'd be more critical than I am, but even so.
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