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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Dr. Wortle's School... is Trollope's most merciless attack on the false moralising and hypocrisy of the Victorian age. When Dr. Wortle, in good faith, hires a couple as teacher and matron at his school, scandal about their marriage is subsequently brought to light. Will the doctor submit to the social pressures brought to bear on him by the gossip, the local newspaper and the bishop or hold true to his humanism, perhaps losing his respect, school and livelihood as a result? In this story Trollope invites discussion of the prevailing doctrines of English society in the late 19th century. It is one of his best works, truly a classic of literature.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 10/11/2013

    " Wonderful small Trollope. Loved every moment of the reading time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 6/12/2013

    " Enjoyable. Amazing delema and resolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 1/18/2013

    " Although this was not my favorite Trollope novel, it was still very enjoyable. Trollope's portrayal of America, Americans and the scandalous southern Lefroy brothers made for a fun read. I would have rated it 4.5 or 4.75 if it were possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/30/2012

    " It's not my favorite work by Trollope, but it's still very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/31/2012

    " One of my favorite Trollope books. Very engaging, funny. Highly recommend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Addie Lansdown | 4/13/2012

    " An interesting insight into a flawed Victorian philosophy and the struggles many went through in feeling "beyond their time" in terms of religious ethics and moral relativism. I liked the premise, but ultimately found it a little dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurele | 3/11/2012

    " It's Trollope, so it has to be good. This is a short one, centered on one vexing problem: a minister unwittingly marries a widow who unwittingly is not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/16/2011

    " It was lovely to return to Trollope after a long break and surprisingly relevant to today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julieann Wielga | 7/24/2011

    " I love Anthony Trollope.I love his sense of Society, Church and 1800's England. This is one of his last books and attached to no other. It surprised me as a reader several times. As always, I was delighted. "

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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

Peter Joyce trained at Rose Bruford College and won the Radio Prize. There followed a catalog of repertory work throughout the United Kingdom including two years at the prestigious Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent. His credits include appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End and he is currently the director of two companies: Assembled Stories, which records classic literature onto CD, and Past Present Science, for which he travels the world performing his one man shows about Galileo and Newton.