The Bertrams

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

This is a massive effort, taking place in England and the Middle East, with a cast of thousands... Well, not thousands, fortunately, but certainly a great many. There are three Bertrams present: Sir Lionel, his son George (our hero), and the wealthy uncle. The primary story involves the joining of two couples (following some rocky periods), and the disposal of the uncle's fortune. The more amusing bits focus on peripheral characters in the social settings of a fictional town and in travel on board ship or touring Egypt. Trollope digresses from time to time to lecture us on religion, politics, and eccentricities of the British tourist. (Summary by Arnold Banner)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 VÆ VICTIS! Arnold
00:33:45
Play 02 BREAKFAST AND LUNCH. Arnold
00:28:43
Play 03 THE NEW VICAR. Arnold
00:30:48
Play 04 OUR PRIMA DONNA. Arnold
00:29:45
Play 05 THE CHOICE OF A PROFESSION. Arnold
00:25:02
Play 06 JERUSALEM. Arnold
00:38:21
Play 07 THE MOUNT OF OLIVES. Arnold
00:18:32
Play 08 SIR LIONEL BERTRAM. Arnold
00:24:07
Play 09 MISS TODD'S PICNIC. Arnold
01:06:18
Play 10 THE EFFECTS OF MISS TODD'S PICNIC. Arnold
00:27:05
Play 11 VALE VALETE. Arnold
00:39:48
Play 12 GEORGE BERTRAM DECIDES IN FAVOUR OF THE BAR. Arnold
00:38:53
Play 13 LITTLEBATH. Arnold
00:32:01
Play 14 WAYS AND MEANS. Arnold
00:19:02
Play 15 MR. HARCOURT'S VISIT TO LITTLEBATH. Arnold
00:30:55
Play 16 THE NEW MEMBER FOR THE BATTERSEA HAMLETS. Arnold
00:18:55
Play 17 RETROSPECTIVE.—FIRST YEAR. Arnold
00:38:39
Play 18 RETROSPECTIVE.—SECOND YEAR. Arnold
00:43:44
Play 19 RICHMOND. Arnold
00:23:29
Play 20 JUNO. Arnold
00:39:11
Play 21 SIR LIONEL IN TROUBLE. Arnold
00:30:47
Play 22 MISS TODD'S CARD-PARTY. Arnold
00:52:28
Play 23 THREE LETTERS. Arnold
00:22:18
Play 24 BIDDING HIGH. Arnold
00:32:43
Play 25 DOES HE KNOW IT YET? Arnold
00:30:55
Play 26 HURST STAPLE. Arnold
00:24:26
Play 27 THE WOUNDED DOE. Arnold
00:37:12
Play 28 THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL IN LOVE. Arnold
00:33:37
Play 29 MRS. LEAKE OF RISSBURY. Arnold
00:34:19
Play 30 MARRIAGE-BELLS. Arnold
00:21:26
Play 31 SIR LIONEL GOES TO HIS WOOING. Arnold
00:33:12
Play 32 HE TRIES HIS HAND AGAIN. Arnold
00:32:29
Play 33 A QUIET LITTLE DINNER. Arnold
00:42:17
Play 34 MRS. MADDEN'S BALL. Arnold
00:22:58
Play 35 CAN I ESCAPE? Arnold
00:27:07
Play 36 A MATRIMONIAL DIALOGUE. Arnold
00:15:28
Play 37 THE RETURN TO HADLEY. Arnold
00:19:05
Play 38 CAIRO. Arnold
00:40:18
Play 39 THE TWO WIDOWS. Arnold
00:33:51
Play 40 REACHING HOME. Arnold
00:17:21
Play 41 I COULD PUT A CODICIL. Arnold
00:32:37
Play 42 MRS. WILKINSON'S TROUBLES. Arnold
00:32:44
Play 43 ANOTHER JOURNEY TO BOWES. Arnold
00:28:25
Play 44 MR. BERTRAM'S DEATH. Arnold
00:35:29
Play 45 THE WILL. Arnold
00:28:17
Play 46 EATON SQUARE. Arnold
00:20:53
Play 47 CONCLUSION. Arnold
00:13:04