The Eustace Diamonds

The Eustace Diamonds


Editor/introduction:
Notes by:
Editor/introduction:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441207
  • 800 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The third novel in Trollope’s Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds bears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humor and a keen perception of human nature. Following the death of her husband, Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover, Lord Fawn, declares that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie’s truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts.

  • Revised edition of Trollope’s third Palliser novel
  • Updated Introduction explores Trollope’s depiction of a society that worships money and highlights his concerns with truth, honesty, and honor
  • Includes new suggestions for further reading and explanatory notes
The Eustace Diamonds

The Eustace Diamonds

Anthony Trollope, Editor/introduction: Stephen Gill, Notes by: Stephen Gill, Editor/introduction: John Sutherland, Notes by: John Sutherland

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