Phineas Finn is a charming and energetic, yet penniless, Irishman, newly elected to the British parliament. In London he is introduced to the highest social circles and swiftly climbs the rungs of government, greatly aided by his success with influential women - even though his lack of fortune seems to stand in the way of making the good marriage he longs for. But when the young MP faces a dilemma that could make or break his dazzling career, will his principles remain intact in the face of temptation, political opportunity and a little human weakness? In Phineas Finn (1869), Trollope used all his shrewd powers of observation to create a wonderfully panoramic view of nineteenth-century English politics and people, which established his Palliser series as English literature's greatest achievement in political fiction. Phineas Finn is the second novel of Trollope's Palliser series. In his introduction, John Sutherland discusses its place within the series, the character of Phineas and Trollope's depiction of women, marriage and public life. This edition also includes a bibliography, appendices and notes.
Mrs Proudie, the warlike wife of the new Bishop of Barchester, brings the Reverend Slope into the Bishop's Palace to help dominate her husband and rule the local clergy. But Slope is a snake in the grass, determined to find a rich wife, to win advancement for himself, even to fight Mrs Proudie if necessary. Their battle becomes a furious dance, involving rich, pretty Widow Bold, angry Archdeacon Grantly, man-eating Signora Neroni, gentle Mr Harding, confused Parson Quiverful and his fourteen noisy children. This classic comic story is Trollope's most famous novel.
Early and modern critics have noted that Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), who wrote extensively on the Church of England, never clearly takes sides on such issues as Church reform or clerical feuds. This book shows that the author's apparent ambiguity is in fact superficial and that a careful examination of his numerous novels, essays, articles and letters reveals that, as a Liberal, he severely condemned clerical abuses and supported a reform of the Church. He did, however, regard some reformers' methods as excessive. Moreover, critics often disagree on Trollope's type of Churchmanship. Although he clearly despised Evangelicals, he also satirized the wordliness of High Churchmen, but deeply admired Newman and the Tractarians. Ultimately, a chronological study of Trollope's works reveals that from the 1860's onwards, as he grew increasingly sensitive to religious liberalism, he started to support the Broad Church. The study will be especially useful to students of British literature, culture and religious history.
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