The Eustace Diamonds
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope, 4/5
Think Pride and Prejudice in reverse, minus the likeable characters and written by a man. I loved it! There was lots of gold digging, emotional manipulation, proposals of marriage, retractions of proposals of marriage, thievery and lies, all presented with the quaint respectability that permeates 19th-century British literature.
Why I read it: I wanted to try something by Trollope that wasn’t from his Chronicles of Barsetshire.