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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Jill Masters Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Completed only a few months before his death, Kept in the Dark is one of Trollope's most captivating novels. Yet unlike Trollope's other major novels - the Palliser series, The Claverings, the Barsetshire novels - Kept in the Dark succeeds without the use of considerable length or legions of characters that many thought were essential to his fictional world.

Kept in the Dark is a probing psychological portrait of the near destruction of a marriage - a novel that combines keen insights with vigorous emotional strength. Jealousy, guilt, excessive pride, and compulsion all sweep across its surface: in George Western, the self-willed and fatally-proud husband, who would rather destroy his own happiness than admit to any moral strain in his character; in Cecilia Western, whose peculiar mixture of pride and submissiveness forces her inexorably toward deceit; in the grinding hypocrisy of Cecilia's friend, Miss Altifiorla; in the overwhelming egotism of the rejected suitor, Sir Francis Geraldine. Trollope gives us a distinctive portrait of the Victorian world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauretta | 9/5/2013

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leshawn | 9/8/2012

    " Read with Nancy. Accurate portrait of humanity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David | 5/2/2009

    " Several of the novels Trollope wrote toward the end of his life are pretty forgettable. This is one of them. I might have given it only one star, but I have to save that rating for The Fixed Period, coming up soon. "

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