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Publisher Description

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In Phineas Finn, the second of the Palliser series, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life, entangling political ambitions with the experiences of love.

Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister enters Parliament and comes to London leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted into high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish, then with Violet Effingham, and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler.

With his character, reputation and prospects at stake, Phineas must make some ethical choices in regards to his career, political beliefs and romantic life - but what must he sacrifice?

Trollope deals with a diverse set of topics including reform and the Irish question, the position of women in society, and the conflict that integrity and ambition pose, the latter still being as relevant today as it was in the 1860s.

Phineas Finn is the first of Trollope's works to feature the affairs of the parliamentary world as a major interest. Three of the main characters are based on Benjamin Disraeli, William Gladstone, and the English reform politician John Bright.

Narrator Biography

Timothy West is prolific in film, television, theatre, and audiobooks. He has narrated a number of Anthony Trollope's classic audiobooks, including the six Chronicles of Barsetshire and The Pallisers series. He has also narrated volumes of Simon Schama's A History of Britain and John Mortimer's Rumpole on Trial.

Timothy's theatre includes King Lear, The Vote, Uncle Vanya, A Number, Quarter, and Coriolanus and his films include Ever After, Joan Of Arc, Endgame, Iris, The Day of the Jackal. On television, Timothy has appeared in Broken Biscuits (BBC), Great Canal Journeys (across 3 Series), regular role of Stan Carter on EastEnders (BBC); Last Tango in Halifax; Bleak House, Bedtime and Brass.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
TW
Timothy West
LENGTH
23:28
hr min
RELEASED
2010
May 6
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
SV
Swedish
SIZE
1.1
GB

Customer Reviews

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Phineas Finn (unabridged)

This novel is simply delightful, and the narrator is brilliant. I have enjoyed many of Trollope's novels in the form of audiobooks, and I think there is no better company in the world than Trollope, his stories, his characters and his sparkling (but subtle) wit. However Timothy West as narrator is icing on the cake. For 23 hours and 27 minutes I was highly entertained by Trollope and Mr. West, and I don't know that I will be able to resist rehearing the entire book before many weeks have elapsed. THE BEST !! Thank you Anthony Trollope, and thank you Timothy West. What a wonderful way to escape the horrors of the evening news in the 21st century, by immersing oneself in the travails of a hero so much of the 19th century. Bravo !!!!!

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