Doctor Thorne

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

Doctor Thorne is the third of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and unlike some of the others, has little to do with the politics and personalities of the Church of England, or politics on the national level (though there is lots of politicking in the mythical county of Barsetshire itself). The plot revolves around the illegitimate Mary Thorne, who has been lovingly raised by her uncle, a country doctor, and who, as she comes of age, finds herself wondering whether she is a lady (in the county sense of the term). Frank Gresham, son of the squire of Greshamsbury, is in love with her (much against the wishes of his noble de Courcy relatives at the Castle), but she dismisses his affection at first as mere puppy love, thereby setting the scene for a series of entanglements, social, romantic, and of course, financial and propertied (never far from the action in Trollope's works). Their resolution, of course, makes up the meat of the novel. One critic has remarked that in Doctor Thorne Trollope succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks an author of fiction can face: how to make genuinely good people genuinely interesting, so that they engage not only the sympathies but also the interest of readers. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Group: Barsetshire Series by Anthony Trollope

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Greshams of Greshamsbury Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:41:10
Play 02 02 - Long, Long Ago Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:28:20
Play 03 03 - Doctor Thorne Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:36:22
Play 04 04 - Lessons from Courcy Castle Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:46:05
Play 05 05 - Frank Gresham's First Speech Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:23:43
Play 06 06 - Frank Gresham's Early Loves Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:26:17
Play 07 07 - The Doctor's Garden Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:25:08
Play 08 08 - Matrimonial Prospects Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:33:52
Play 09 09 - Sir Roger Scatcherd Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:24:57
Play 10 10 - Sir Roger's Will Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:25:26
Play 11 11 - The Doctor Drinks His Tea Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:18:37
Play 12 12 - When Greek Meets Greek, Then Comes the Tug of War Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:27:48
Play 13 13 - The Two Uncles Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:22:24
Play 14 14 - Sentence of Exile Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:36:30
Play 15 15 - Courcy Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:20:41
Play 16 16 - Miss Dunstable Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:24:11
Play 17 17 - The Election Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:37:46
Play 18 18 - The Rivals Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:36:28
Play 19 19 -The Duke of Omnium Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:22:29
Play 20 20 - The Proposal Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:19:57
Play 21 21 - Mr. Moffat Falls Into Trouble Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:33:44
Play 22 22 - Sir Roger is Unseated Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:59
Play 23 23 - Retrospective Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:22:54
Play 24 24 - Louis Scatcherd Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:28:39
Play 25 25 - Sir Roger Dies Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:35:29
Play 26 26 - War Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:25:51
Play 27 27 - Miss Thorne Goes on a Visit Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:30:56
Play 28 28 - The Doctor Hears Something to His Advantage Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:27:20
Play 29 29 - The Donkey Ride Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:35:15
Play 30 30 - Post Prandial Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:18:14
Play 31 31 - The Small End of the Wedge Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:25:16
Play 32 32 - Mr. Oriel Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:16
Play 33 33 - A Morning Visit Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:26:11
Play 34 A Barouche and Four Arrives at Greshamsbury Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:42:39
Play 35 35 - Sir Louis Goes Out to Dinner Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:40
Play 36 36 - Will He Come Again? Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:19:34
Play 37 37 - Sir Louis Leaves Greshamsbury Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:29
Play 38 38 - De Courcy Precepts and de Courcy Practice Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:36:00
Play 39 39 - What the World Says about Blood Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:22:55
Play 40 40 - The Two Doctors Change Patients Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:21:05
Play 41 41 - Doctor Thorne Won't Interfere Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:23:38
Play 42 42 - What Can You Give in Return? Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:31:52
Play 43 43 - The Race of Scatcherd Becomes Extinct Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:24:14
Play 44 44 - Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:29:27
Play 45 45 - Law Business in London Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:24:43
Play 46 46 - Our Pet Fox Finds a Tail Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:29:14
Play 47 47 - How the Bride Was Received, and Who Were Asked to the Wedding Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
00:36:55