The Small House at Allington

Version: Unabridged
Author: Anthony Trollope
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Historical Fiction, Classics
Publisher: Craig Black
Published In: June 2012
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Lily and Bell, the nieces of old Squire Dale, live in the small house on the Squire's property at Allington. The action centers on the strained relations between the two houses and on the romantic entanglements of the two girls.

Reviews (3)

BAD

Written by UqLady on October 19th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Oh my gosh this book was terrible I suffered through 2 disk and had to give up too many characters just too confusing.

Superb social comedy

Written by Eve Howard on October 18th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you loved Dr. Thorpe and Phineas Phin, you'll devour this one whole. Trollope was Austen in pants. The portrait of Crosby and his vicissitudes is riveting. I'll not say a word about Lily Dale though I'm mad to obtain whatever subsequent book contains a note on her ultimate fate. At any rate, an extremely satisfying read in every respect and full of the restless movement that foreshadows the coming modern age.

The Small House at Allington

Written by Anonymous from El Paso, TX on May 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Delightful story. After finishing Austen's Sense and Sensibility (a wonderful read or listen), I was looking for something in the same genre. Although Trollope does not have quite the same biting humor as Austen, he tells a good story with compelling characters. It got off to a slow start, but I was quite drawn into the story by the end of the first CD. It does end happily for most characters, and I was sad to say goodbye after 19 CD's.

Author Details

Author Details

Trollope, Anthony

1815-1882