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An old man's love

Author: Anthony Trollope; Rod Waters; David Skilton
Publisher: London : Folio Society, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty-year-old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and gradually finds himself falling in love with her. But Mary has already given her heart to the young John Gordon who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields. Gordon's sudden return after a three years' absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff's proposal, precipitates a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Trollope; Rod Waters; David Skilton
OCLC Number: 39843021
Description: xix, 172 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Anthony Trollope ; introduction by David Skilton ; illustrations by Rod Waters.

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Fifty-year-old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and gradually finds himself falling in love with her. But Mary has already given her heart to the young John Gordon who has gone to seek his fortune in the Kimberley diamond fields. Gordon's sudden return after a three years' absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff's proposal, precipitates a crisis at the center of the story. An old man's love is Trollope's last complete novel, finished seven months before his death.

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