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Doctor Thorne (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket)

Trollope Anthony

Doctor Thorne weaves a tale of love, legacy, and societal norms in Victorian England. Dr. Thorne raises his niece Mary in secret, concealing her true parentage to protect her from stigma. When Mary and Frank Gresham, heir to Greshamsbury, fall in love, their union faces opposition due to Mary's lack of fortune and dubious birth. The narrative explores themes of morality, class distinction, and the pursuit of happiness against the backdrop of English country life, culminating in unexpected revelations that challenge the characters' perceptions and societal expectations.


Doctor Thorne stands out for its focus on societal themes beyond the ecclesiastical setting of Barchester. Suggested by Trollope's brother, the novel diverges from the series' norm by situating most of its narrative in Greshamsbury, delving into issues of class, money, and social standing. The story revolves around the titular character, his niece Mary, and their interactions with the Gresham family, highlighting the complexities of English social hierarchy and the constraints it imposes on personal relationships and ambitions.


This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Royal Classics
  • Publish Date: Apr 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.25in - 2.00lb
  • EAN: 9781778780028
  • Categories: ClassicsHistorical - GeneralLiterary

About the Author

Anthony, Trollope: - Anthony Trollope, born in 1815, was a significant English novelist and civil servant in the Victorian era, best known for the Chronicles of Barsetshire. Despite facing early challenges due to his family's financial difficulties and his own unhappy childhood, Trollope's determination led him to a successful career in both the civil service and literature. His early struggles and experiences in rural England deeply influenced his writing, particularly his detailed portrayal of British society and its institutions.Trollope's writing, characterized by its realism, keen observation, and social commentary, gained popularity and critical acclaim with novels like The Warden and Barchester Towers. Despite a decline in his literary reputation towards the end of his life, Trollope's work saw a resurgence in the mid-20th century. Today, he is celebrated for his insightful examination of Victorian life, his exploration of characters' moral dilemmas, and his influence on later writers and readers alike, including prominent figures from various fields who admired his understanding of human nature and societal dynamics.