" I think we tend to assume a heroine to be a good person with laudable merits, but in this volume of the Palliser Novels, Trollope gives us Lizzie Eustace, a lying, scheming, avaricious if beautiful poor woman, made good by marrying a dying man. Her fortune is wanted by all, but those who get to know her usually decide she is not worth the trouble, though the fortune is indeed great. To watch her make her destructive way through London & Scottish society is a real treat!! How Trollope keeps us going!! "
— Lynne-marie, 12/17/2013