Is He Popenjoy ? by TROLLOPE, Anthony

Sinopse

Trollope returns in Is He Popenjoy to two of his favorite subjects: property and inheritance. As in Doctor Thorne, the issues are complicated by the specter of possible illegitimacy. Lord George Germain, a thoroughly respectable, upstanding, if not particularly bright younger son with new wife, rather expects to inherit a title, since his vicious and dissolute elder brother, the Marquis of Brotherton, who lives in Italy, shows no signs of settling down and producing heirs. Then comes a thunderbolt in the form of a letter from the Marquis suddenly claiming that he has, late in life, married an Italian widow and sired a son. This little boy, if he is indeed legitimate, is Lord Popenjoy and the heir to the marquisate. But is he legitimate? Are his parents in fact properly united in holy wedlock? And were they so at the time of his birth on alien soil? How on earth to find out? The book, which starts almost as a comedy of manners (and perhaps also a comedy of manors), takes on a darker and more sardonic tone with this mystery, and with some other suspected and actual romantic entanglements which are not entirely in the aristocratic Victorian rule-book. Among the large cast of characters are two memorable foreigners: the repellent German feminist Baroness Bannmann, and the rather more attractive American version, Amelia Q. Fleabody (not, of course, to be confused in any way with the real Elizabeth Peabody, who under another name, lies at the heart of Henry Jamess The Bostonians).(Summary by Nicholas Clifford)

Episódios

  • 64 - Conclusion

    64 - Conclusion

    16/09/2016 Duração: 11min
  • 63 - Popenjoy is Born and Christened

    63 - Popenjoy is Born and Christened

    16/09/2016 Duração: 21min
  • 62 - The Will

    62 - The Will

    16/09/2016 Duração: 13min
  • 61 - The News Comes Home

    61 - The News Comes Home

    16/09/2016 Duração: 25min
  • 60 - The Last of the Baroness

    60 - The Last of the Baroness

    16/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • 59 - Back in London

    59 - Back in London

    16/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • 58 - Mrs. Jones Letter

    58 - Mrs. Jones' Letter

    16/09/2016 Duração: 18min
  • 57 - Mr. Knox Hears Again from the Marquis

    57 - Mr. Knox Hears Again from the Marquis

    16/09/2016 Duração: 18min
  • 56 - Sir Henry Said it was the Only Thing

    56 - Sir Henry Said it was the Only Thing

    16/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • 55 - How Could He Help It

    55 - How Could He Help It

    16/09/2016 Duração: 23min
  • 54 - Jack de Barons Virtue

    54 - Jack de Baron's Virtue

    16/09/2016 Duração: 15min
  • 53 - Poor Popenjoy

    53 - Poor Popenjoy

    16/09/2016 Duração: 16min
  • 52 - Another Lover

    52 - Another Lover

    16/09/2016 Duração: 10min
  • 51 - Guss Mildmays Success

    51 - Guss Mildmay's Success

    16/09/2016 Duração: 23min
  • 50 - Rudham Park

    50 - Rudham Park

    16/09/2016 Duração: 19min
  • 49 - Wouldnt you Come Here - For a Week ?

    49 - 'Wouldn't you Come Here - For a Week ?'

    16/09/2016 Duração: 14min
  • 48 - The Marquis Makes a Proposition

    48 - The Marquis Makes a Proposition

    16/09/2016 Duração: 23min
  • 47 - That Young Fellow in There

    47 - That Young Fellow in There

    16/09/2016 Duração: 15min
  • 46 - Lady Sarahs Mission

    46 - Lady Sarah's Mission

    16/09/2016 Duração: 23min
  • 45 - Lady George at the Deanery

    45 - Lady George at the Deanery

    16/09/2016 Duração: 16min
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