The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
(the 5th Barsetshire Novel) (The Barsetshire Novels)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...eyes than those for which they were intended. But, as he sat alone, during the small hours of the night, almost repenting of his sin with true repentance, he declared to himself that he did not care who might read them. They should, at any rate, be true. Now they had been read by her to whom they VOL. rr.--10 A I v in had been addressed, and the daughter was standing before the mother to hear her doom. "Tell me all at once," Lily had said; but in what words was her mother to tell her? " Lily," she said, rising from her seat, and leaving the two letters on the couch; that addressed to the daughter was hidden beneath a handkerchief, but that which she had read she left open and in sight. She took both the girl's hands in hers as she looked into her face, and spoke to her. " Lily, my child!" Then she burst into sobs, and was unable to tell her tale. " Is it from him, mamma? May I read it? He cannot be " " It is from Mr. Crosbie." " Is he ill, mamma? Tell me at once. If he is ill I will go to him." " No, my darling, he is not ill. Not yet;--do not read it yet. Oh, Lily! It brings bad news; very bad news." " Mamma, if he is not in danger, I can read it. Is it bad to him, or only bad to me? " At this moment the servant knocked, and not waiting for an answer, half opened the door. " If you please, ma'am, Mr. Bernard is below, and wants to speak to you." " Mr. Bernard! ask Miss Bell to see him." " Miss Bell is with him, ma'am, but he says that he specially wants to speak to you." i Mrs. Dale felt that she could not leave Lily alone. She could not take the letter away, nor could she leave her child with the letter open....

About Anthony Trollope

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Novelist Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. He attended many famous schools but as a large, awkward boy, he never felt in place among the aristocrats he met there. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. He spent seven years there in poverty until his transfer, in 1841, to Banagher, Ireland as a deputy postal surveyor. He became more financially secure and in 1844, he married Rose Heseltine. He wanted to discover the reasons for Irish discontent. In 1843, he began working on his first novel The Macdermots of Ballycloran which was published in 1847. He was sent on many postal missions. He spent a year is Belfast, in 1853, then went to Donnybrook, near Dublin. He also went to Egypt, Scotland and the West Indies to finally settle outside of London, at Waltham Cross, as a surveyor general in the Post Office. At this point, he was writing constantly. Some of the writings during this time were The Noble Jilt, Barchester Towers, and The Last Chronicle of Barset. In 1867, he tried editorship of St. Paul's Magazine but soon gave up because he didn't feel suited for the job. In 1871, he went on a visit to a son in Australia. At sea, he wrote Lady Anna on the voyage out and Australia and New Zealand on the voyage back. The Autobiography was written between October 1875 and April 1876 but was not published until after his death. Suffering from asthma and possible angina pectoris, he moved to Harting Grange. He wrote three more novels during 1881 than, in 1882, went to Ireland to begin research for The Landleaguers. In November that year, he suffered a paralytic stroke and he died on December 6, 1882.
Published January 1, 1997 by Everyman's Library. 740 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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