The Eustace Diamonds

eustace diamonds oxford world's classics 1998The 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.


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