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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781455177066
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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 of South Africa. Gordon’s sudden return after a three years’ absence, on the very day of Whittlestaff’s proposal, precipitates the crisis at the center of the story.

An Old Man’s Love is Trollope’s last completed novel, finished just seven months before his death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A melancholy interest attaches to the last story we shall ever have from Anthony Trollope, and its excellence reawakens our regrets for his loss. An Old Man’s Love is...unusually compact and complete.”

    Times (London), 1884

  • “The book [An Old Man’s Love] is not an unfitting finale to an almost unparalleled series of works in fiction.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Written with vigour and directness.”

    C. E. Dawkins, Academy, 1884

  • An Old Man’s Love will be welcomed by those who appreciate Trollope’s elegant prose.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu7 | 12/9/2013

    " Old men have a diifferent way of loving-there are other ways to reach into another's heart-and life has many chances and changes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu7 | 5/24/2011

    " Old men have a diifferent way of loving-there are other ways to reach into another's heart-and life has many chances and changes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 8/12/2010

    " Difficult to evluate, as unfortunately I read it in Italian and the translation was so bad I could not appreciate the author's style nor, at times, the dialogues, which were sort of obscure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/9/2010

    " Listened to most of this on the drive to Wawrwick. Very well read and quite entertaining. Like all Trollope, very slow paced. If I had not been captive in the car I probably would have put it down but I am glad I did not as it kept me sane between the M6 toll and the A38. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 8/5/2010

    " Difficult to evluate, as unfortunately I read it in Italian and the translation was so bad I could not appreciate the author's style nor, at times, the dialogues, which were sort of obscure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/11/2009

    " Listened to most of this on the drive to Wawrwick. Very well read and quite entertaining. Like all Trollope, very slow paced. If I had not been captive in the car I probably would have put it down but I am glad I did not as it kept me sane between the M6 toll and the A38. "

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About the Author
Author Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.