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Phineas Finn By Anthony Trollope John Sutherland Phineas Finn The second of Trollope s Palliser novels introduces its title character Phineas Finn a talented but naive doctor s son from Ireland with Parliamentary aspirations He must make numerous practical and

  • Title: Phineas Finn
  • Author: Anthony Trollope John Sutherland
  • ISBN: 9780140430851
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Phineas Finn By Anthony Trollope John Sutherland The second of Trollope s Palliser novels introduces its title character, Phineas Finn, a talented but naive doctor s son from Ireland with Parliamentary aspirations He must make numerous practical and ethical choices regarding his career, his political beliefs, and his romantic life, in hopes of emerging with his character, reputation, and prospects intact.
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    1. Greg on said:

      Phineas Finn The Irish Member isn t about an Irish penis.Rather, it is about a young Irish gentleman who who gets himself elected to the British House of Commons and the manner that he navigates through the very exciting legislative time period surrouding the Second Reform Bill I bet I had you clicking the to read button there, but please don t be in such a rush and tear off to your , your neighborhood bookstore, get on your reading device or head over to ProjectGutenberg to get your copy just y [...]

    2. Chrissie on said:

      I have just begun I have only completed chapter 10 Delightfully funny EVERYBODY must try a Trollope He does not deliver the normal Victorian brew I am NOT a reader of the Victorian genre Trollope s are something different Trollope s are special I am sitting here thinking of all those like me who before trying Trollope have no idea that such exists IF you have not read Trollope please do me a favor and try one Delightful humor You read them for their humor Sweet humor Subtle, tongue in cheek humo [...]

    3. Elizabeth (Alaska) on said:

      Sometimes the hardest thing you ll ever do is to do the right thing How do you weigh the cost of the sacrifice between two objectives both of which are dear to you, and which are mutually exclusive Ok, so those might be bigger questions than Trollope had in mind when he wrote Phineas Finn But then again, maybe not.The description makes this sound dry, dry, dry It is decidedly not so It does have the backdrop of political maneuvering, and in fact the reader spends time in the House of Commons For [...]

    4. Jim on said:

      As I re read many of Anthony Trollope s novels, I find myself revising my rating of them upward It seems that there are few authors I positively enjoy reading as much as Trollope There are some, very few, of his works that I do not care for that much but, for the most part, I find his oeuvre to be remarkably consistent in its appeal and its innate excellence.In Phineas Finn, we have the story of the eponymous hero, a handsome young Irishman of twenty three, who comes to make his fortune in Engla [...]

    5. Cphe on said:

      I enjoyed this novel of Phineas Finn, a young and somewhat naive young man who stands for Parliament in the mid 19th century I admit that Finn did grow on me I thought initially that this would be a fairly dull or dry novel but the characters really shine on the page I didn t think that it would even come close to the enjoyment level of Can You Forgive Her but it is a worthy, very worthy novel in it s own right.

    6. Sherwood Smith on said:

      Second reread, prompted by face to face book group meeting soon And spoilers ahoy.I m glad I reread it I d always remembered it as a fairly pleasant second tier Trollope with a somewhat disappointing ending, and yet another of Trollope s miserable wives, while the guys get to have all the fun as usual.On this read, I sank into the Victorian scene around the time of the Second Reform Bill, as supposedly, though he doesn t read at all Irish, except as an outsider Irishman Phineas Finn, equipped wi [...]

    7. Caroline on said:

      If you go home again, keep your mouth shut.Phineas manages to ignore this bit of wisdom, and makes two commitments that lead to a fate the reader finds it hard to accept Thank goodness there is a fourth volume of the Palliser series that leads the reader to hope for a turn of fortune Phineas Redux.This is really fine Trollope, although it took me about a third of the book to get engaged After that, it was great The trouble was, mostly, an early replay of the plot turn inFramley Parsonage I just [...]

    8. Ruthiella on said:

      Ah Phineas was such a frustrating hero He has pretty much everything handed to him on a plate in this novel, yet he constantly second guesses his decisions and his luck It would have been very easy to dislike him had Trollope not made him so charming In some ways, the initial plot was reminiscent of Framely Parsonage young, ambitious man gets burned by flying too close to the sun But it was actually quite different First off Mark Robarts of Framely was a happily married father of two whereas Phi [...]

    9. Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont on said:

      Now I ve finished Finn Sorry for the awful pun I ve finished reading Phineas Finn, the Irish Member, the second volume of Anthony Trollope s Palliser series of six politically themed novels It s long, in excess of seven hundred pages, but on the whole entertaining and diverting The book touches on politics at a whole number of levels There is the obvious parliamentary dimension, with a thorough going exploration of the great question of the day, namely that of electoral reform it was written aga [...]

    10. Inder on said:

      Trollope is in high form here It s 700 pages of deliciously complex interpersonal relationships Difficult decisions, falling in and out of love, good marriages and bad, coincidence and fate It s great writing plus great soap opera As usual, Trollope s respect for women s intelligence and sensitivity comes through loud and clear He was hardly a feminist he makes fun of the real feminists of the time the suffragettes and bluestockings , so it s a bit hard to explain but you can tell he loves and r [...]

    11. Hilary on said:

      Loved it Trollope s writing is always excellent He is very versatile in that he appears effortlessly to change his style according to the type of book he is writing.

    12. Laurel Hicks on said:

      Such interesting people Trollope leads us to love and hate This is the second book in the Palliser series Phineas Finn reminds me of Dante, who also had a bevy of ladies looking out for his welfare The ladies surrounding Phineas are not in heaven, however, and sometimes do harm than good.

    13. Bettie☯ on said:

      This is an unabridged version, 309MB, running for 22.5 hours.Encoded as 32kbps 22050Hz MP3 mono radio quality Phineas Finn is an Irish M.P climbing the political ladder, largely through the assistance of the women with whom he becomes romantically involved his patron, Lady Laura Standish, who marries another Violet Effingham, who weds a volatile nobleman Madame Marie Max Goesler, a wealthy, sophisticated widow and his patient sweetheart, Mary Flood Jones The questions he is forced to ask himself [...]

    14. Bruno Bouchet on said:

      I love the insights into the political process in this book and seeing how it s changed so little over 150 years although the idea of an MP being able to be independent from his party simply because he wasn t part of the Government would be a great idea now obviously from before the days of the three line whip I know many reviewers say it, but it s worth repeating, Trollope is such a great chronicler of his times he simply calls it like he sees it, and when he does offer opinions, makes them cle [...]

    15. Jane on said:

      I fell in love with Can You Forgive Her, my first Trollope and my first Palliser novel, and when I had to leave that book behind I knew that if wouldn t be too long before I stepped back into Trollope s world with the next novel in this particular sequence The fact that this was the novel where politics came to the fore worried me a little, but it wasn t a problem I was pulled right into the human story by the same storyteller I had come to love as I read that first book.Phineas Finn himself was [...]

    16. Lindsey Strachan on said:

      Phineas Finn, being the second novel of Trollope s Palliser series, has much to live up to by comparison with earlier Trollope works such as the Barset novels, which contain some of the finest examples of classic English literature By and large, it does not disappoint I wont summarise the plot as others have done so better than I ever could It is an entertaining account of a young man s progress through London society of the 1860s, particularly the politics of the period The 1860s was a period o [...]

    17. Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship on said:

      I ve been at this one for a month and only gotten 225 pages into it, out of 712 Enough There are too many books in the world for this.This isn t a horrendous book, but I see little to explain why it s survived from the mid 19th century The characters are not particularly engaging, nor the prose impressive, nor is there any particular insight into human psychology or behavior It might be ideal for someone studying 19th century British politics, but this meandering trek through the life of an Iris [...]

    18. Laura on said:

      Free download available at Project Gutenberg.Free audio version available at LibriVox.It s the system as I hates, and you, Mr Finn Well good bye, Sir.Millais reproduced from the first edition published by Virtue and Company in 1869This is the second book of the Palisser series, being the sequel of Can You Forgive Her Phineas Finn is a young Irishman who becomes a member of the English parliament Due to his position, be comes in love with several woman Lady Laura Standish, Mary Jones a childhood [...]

    19. Sarah Magdalene on said:

      Phineas Finn Anthony TrollopeTrollope is my therapy He is the one sure fire cure for life sickness I think it s because he s so human, so unpretentious and so kind hearted.And Phineas Finn is a lovely boy, charming and yet not a rogue I like reading books about people who I like, especially when they don t suffer too much just a little It restores my faith in the ultimate goodness of life, and that is a sorely needed tonic.Trollopes characters are so tangible, so real, and mostly very appealing [...]

    20. Al on said:

      The second volume of Trollope s Palliser series Be warned Trollope is not for everyone But it is for me I love the relaxed pace of the books, and the detailed character studies This book s cast is particularly interesting, and one of the appeals is that Trollope s characters, while representative of their era, are never boring or predictable.The books are long this one is 700 pages , but one doesn t mind In a stately Victorian way, it s a page turner Will our hero succeed in his ambitions Which [...]

    21. Joyce on said:

      What a treat to see Naxos bringing out splendid new recordings of Trollope s wonderful novels of politics and society set in Victorian England I ve already raved about his Barsetshire series, religion and society than politics although there s always some of that too, and these are equally fine, especially accompanied by BBC s Palliser series fromwell, a while back Here the star is Phineas Finn, a young Irishman in search of a career and a fortune, who comes to England to study and discovers th [...]

    22. Peter on said:

      Phineas Finn offers much promise in both plot and character, and yet the novel did not deliver either in a sustained or compelling manner Now I know Trollope will neither create Hardy s deep Tragic vision, or romp through London like Dickens s larger than life bizarre characters, but I did want something to hold my attention, to demand me to continue reading, to offer me some glimpses of such engaging successes such as The Warden or Barchester Towers or Can You Forgive Her The fault could lie wi [...]

    23. Justin Evans on said:

      Honestly, so far I prefer Barchester to Parliament as far as Trollope s series go This is probably a bit funnier, and the plot is certainly impressive, but his style is much tamer and less interesting There s very little of the authorial intrusion that makes the earlier Barsetshire novels so entertaining, and the writing in general is invisible That s no mean feat, but I also miss the hyper irony of Barchester Towers or even Doctor Thorne Also, as with most authors, the longer his books get the [...]

    24. Hazel on said:

      Phineas himself doesn t quite convince There isn t much to him than good looks, a pleasing manner and a desire to please Perhaps it s this last that makes him so attractive to women But, no, I don t really buy it He is what my mother would call one confused bootoo not too bright and without a shred of self knowledge fickle, short sighted and self serving But what interesting women characters Trollope creates for him, with far complex internal lives, ambitions and conflicting desires I m intrig [...]

    25. Bonnie on said:

      This book took a little while to grow on me, but I found it interesting and enjoyable It wasn t as compelling as the first book in the series, but I did like it a lot I m not terribly familiar with the British parliamentary system, that is, how governments are formed and changed when another party gains control This book was very much concerned with Parliament since the main character, Phineas Finn, becomes a member I found the main character likeable and the other characters well done Mary, the [...]

    26. Mary Ronan Drew on said:

      Phineas Finn, the young Irishman come to London to study to be a barrister, is one of the most engaging characters in all of Anthony Trollope s books He is the son of a country doctor, a gentleman but without any money except what his father allows him as an allowance, but he has something important, luck Combined with his charm and a gift of friendship, his luck takes him into the highest circles of Whig politics and before long into a seat in parliament To read the rest of my review go to my [...]

    27. Renee M on said:

      This was a corking good read Phineas Finn must choose a career in law vs a career in parliament, between four excellent women, where to stand on the issues of the day In between there are duels, garden parties, and assorted other relationships Trollope has given us yet another example of excellent storytelling.

    28. Frank Stein on said:

      A funny, odd, and engaging novel about an attractive nobody who becomes a somebody in the British Parliament of the 1860s The author, Anthony Trollope, failed at his own run as a Liberal for Parliament, but he spent his time well in the observer s gallery and among the London clubs until he understood that once omnipotent institution and the society milieu in which it floated This book, part of his Palliser series of novels on Parliament, is the result.Phineas Finn is a young Irish barrister, fr [...]

    29. Georgia on said:

      The things change, the they stay the same This certainly is true with Phineas Characters are so engaging that I wanted the story to go on and on I listened to an e book and the British narrator is just marvelous

    30. Elizabeth on said:

      I liked this one better than CYFH The character of Lady Laura Standish is outstanding.

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