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Dr. ThorneFrank Gresham is set to inherit his father's ever-increasing debts, so is badgered by all around him to marry money. But he falls in love with Dr Thorne's niece, Mary, the bastard child of the doctor's brother and Mary Scatcherd. Mary is lovely but poor, but their love prevails, and just at the end guess who inherits stacks of money from the alcoholic Scatchard men who conveniently die of liver poisoning...?
by Anthony Trollope
Score: 7.5
Published: 1858
Read: April 1st 2009

Comments


John said

Great, really good story, super characters, and even if the ending is a bit predictable, you still want to cheer when Mary finally gets both the bloke she wants and all the dosh.

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