The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister

Book - 2011
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Ferdinand Lopez aspires to marry into respectability and wealth and join the ranks of British society. One of the nineteenth century's most memorable outsiders, Lopez's story is set against that of the ultimate insider, Plantagenet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, who reluctantly accepts the highest office of state, becoming "the greatest man in the greatest country in the world." The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's six-volume Palliser series and a subtle portrait of a marriage, political expediency, and misplaced love. Nicholas Shrimpton's introduction explores the many strands of this complex novel, the role of the "outsider" Ferdinand Lopez, and Trollope's great skill in integrating the two themes of love and politics, the marriage of Palliser and Lady Glencora and that of Emily Wharton and Ferdinand Lopez. --from publisher description.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780199587193
0199587191
Branch Call Number: FICTION TROLLOPE 2011
Characteristics: xxxv, 655 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Shrimpton, Nicholas

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Jan 10, 2018

I really can't get into this yet.
So Emily has to marry the Lopez guy to realize he does not have the virtues of an English lad with the culture baked into him.
And the Prime Minister has a wife who does not understand her place; we understand Mrs. Finn would be better for him in a perfect world.

The Prime Minister is too good for politics, which ruins him.
And the desire not to be prejudiced ruins the Whartons and makes a fool of Emily's father!
Bah!

This is nothing compared to Barchester Towers. So far.

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