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