The "Palliser novels" are six novels by Anthony Trollope.
The common thread is the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet
Palliser and (in all but the last book) his wife Lady Glencora. The plots
usually involve English politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around
The books are:
Can You Forgive Her? (1864)
Phineas Finn (1869)
The Eustace Diamonds (1873)
Phineas Redux (1874)
The Prime Minister (1876)
The Duke's Children (1879).
The series stands in contrast to Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire, also
six novels, which deal with life in a more rural fictional county.
The series is alluded to in Anna Karenina, which deals with a similar
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