Details

PUBLISHED
[United States] : Otbebookpublishing, 2019
Made available through hoopla
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9783965375895 (electronic bk.) MWT12472113, 396537589X (electronic bk.) 12472113
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

The Eustace Diamonds is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1871 as a serial in the Fortnightly Review. It is the third of the 'Palliser' series of novels. In this novel, the characters of Plantagenet Palliser, his wife Lady Glencora and their uncle the ailing Duke of Omnium are in the background. The plot centres on Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace and is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. While clever and beautiful, Lizzie has several character flaws; the greatest of these is an almost pathological delight in lying, even when it cannot benefit her. (Trollope comments that Lizzie sees lies as 'more beautiful than the truth.') Before he dies, the disillusioned Sir Florian discovers all this, but does not think to change the generous terms of his will

Mode of access: World Wide Web

Additional Credits