Phineas Finn: The Irish Member

Version: Unabridged
Author: Anthony Trollope
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2011
# of Units: 18 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Phineas Finn is the second of Anthony Trollope's six Palliser novels, which together comprise a large, coherent composition that captures the fashions, manners, and politics of two decades of society in the high Victorian period. Trollope's unrivaled understanding of the institutions of mid-Victorian England and his sympathetic vision of human fallibility are informed by an unobtrusive irony that shines in these stories. Phineas Finn (the second of Anthony Trollope's six Palliser novels) is an Irish M.P.A. who is climbing the political ladder, largely through the assistance of his string of lovers. The questions he is forced to ask himself about honesty, independence, and parliamentary democracy are questions still asked today.

Reviews (1)

Outstanding!

Written by Lillehammer on October 3rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Written in the 1860's, Anthony Trollope knocks it out of the park, every time. Funny, serious a real lesson on how lovely the English language is, Trollope's deft hand presents a view of politics virtually identical to today except the characters are, largely, likeable. This is one of Trollope's finest.

Author Details

Author Details

Trollope, Anthony

1815-1882