Is He Popenjoy?  by Anthony Trollope audiobook

Is He Popenjoy?

By Anthony Trollope
Read by Nigel Patterson

Spoken Realms

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665019507

  • ISBN: 9781665019491

  • ISBN: 9781665019514

Runtime: 22.09 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Originally published in 1878, Is He Popenjoy? is a delightful comic novel written late in the career of author Anthony Trollope. The plot revolves around the themes of property and inheritance, as the relatives of the Marquis of Brotherton question the legitimacy of a foreign-born heir to the family estate.

Lord George Germain, as the younger brother of the marquis, can neither inherit the family title nor enjoy the income from the estate. He occupies the ancestral home, Manor Cross, only by grudging permission of his elder brother, who lives abroad. But he does find happiness in his marriage to Mary Lovelace, the sweet-natured young daughter of the Dean of Brotherton, who brings a family legacy that provides an immediate solution to his financial problems.

Lord George’s new-found contentment is thrown into turmoil, however, when the marquis announces that he is returning to England, having married an Italian widow who has borne him a son—Lord Popenjoy, as the heir to the title is traditionally known. Lord George, his wife, his mother and sisters, must therefore leave the house to make way for his brother.

On his return, the marquis shows himself to be a despicable bully who treats his family and all around him with supercilious condescension. But Mary’s father, the Dean, suspects that the marquis’ son may not be a legitimate heir—that Popenjoy may in fact not be Popenjoy—and determines to make enquiries as to the validity of the marquis’ marriage and his son’s claim to the title.

The story is full of entertaining characters and twists and turns, including love affairs, jealousy, and the rights of women—all told with Trollope’s liberal satire and entertaining wit.

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Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

Author Bio: Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote a series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 22.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English