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Doctor Thorne, considered by Trollope to be the best of his works, is a telling examination of the relationship between money and morality. 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. 

'You must give up this mad idea, Frank ... there is but one course left open to you. You MUST marry money'
Doctor Thorne, considered by Trollope to be the best of his works, is a telling examination of the relationship between money and morality. 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 Barsetshire.

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    9780241257999

    May 1, 2016

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    656 pages

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    9780099595892

    July 1, 2015

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    576 pages

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    9781857151657

    November 26, 1993

    Everyman

    318 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780140433265

    April 25, 1991

    Penguin Classics

    608 pages

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    9781473520325

    April 2, 2015

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  • Doctor Thorne
    Anthony Trollope, Anthony Trollope

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    9780141904962

    May 1, 1991

    Penguin eBooks

    592 pages

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