Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Books You Loved: April Edition, John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

This is my first time joining in with Books You Loved and I chose "John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope.

I adore this book. It was published in 1878 and has a love story, is mainly set in the English countryside, John Caldigate has a wild and rough few years spent in the Australian mining camps, Hester has a mother who is severely religious, there are scoundrels, the mysterious and alluring Mrs. Smith, a trial, a verdict, and a favorite female heroine of mine. She is Hester, and she falls in love with John Caldigate. They met only twice before their marriage; he loved her since the first moment he saw her in England and his love helped him survive the tough life in Australia. After they are married the question is raised: is he a bigamist? Did he marry a woman in Australia? Hester stands up to her family and stays true to John. When it looks like John may have a trial and if convicted, face prison, Hester says to him “Thank God, I am strong, John, and I can bear things that would break down other women. You shall never see me give way because I am a poor creature.” Trollope then adds “Certainly she had a right to boast that she was not a poor creature.” 

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Caroles Chatter is hosting this event. 


Carole said...

So glad you joined in. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Happy ending or was he really a cad?

Terra Hangen said...

Hi Starting Over, I didn't say if it was a happy ending or if he was a cad, so there'd be no spoiler for people who will read it.

only slightly confused said...

Well now I have to read it.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds good.

I am so glad you joined in Carole's BOOKS I LOVED.

You can find a lot of books to add to your TBR stack. It is fun to see other books and to meet other bloggers and readers.

Nice chatting.

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Librarian said...

It sounds like something I'd enjoy, too. Must really look into Trollope's work!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sounds a good book to me, many thanks for the review.

All the best Jan

liparifam said...

Have you read Edmund Persuader?? Check it out on Amazon - you would love it!