The Duke's Children

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

In the last of the six Palliser novels, the sudden death of his wife, Lady Glencora, leaves Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium, finding himself in charge of his three children. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has recently been expelled from Oxford; his younger brother, Gerald, is about to enter Cambridge; and the youngest, nineteen-year old Lady Mary, has imprudently formed an attachment to Francis Tregear, who, while certainly a gentleman, unfortunately has no income. Before her death, Glencora knew (and approved) of her daughter's attachment; the Duke, however, does not know of it, and is not at all likely to approve. Mrs. Finn (the former Marie Goesler), who was Glencora's closest friend, learns from Mary of her love for Tregear, and is faced with the question of either keeping silent, thus breaking faith with the Duke (who has entrusted Lady Mary to her care) or telling the Duke, and breaking faith with Mary herself. Somewhat later Lord Silverbridge himself forms an attachment to an unsuitable (because American!) girl. The Duke, whose overriding passions in life are politics and the decimalization of English currency, finds himself facing the problems brought by his children, which now have to be resolved without their mother's help. It is, in short, a novel about the generation gap, and though Trollope would never have used the term, he was obviously familiar with the problem. (Summary Nicholas Clifford)

The other Palliser novels are 1 - Can You Forgive Her? 2 - Phineas Finn, the Irish Member 3 - The Eustace Diamonds 4 - Phineus Redux 5 - The Prime Minister 6 - The Duke's Children

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Group: Palliser Novels by Anthony Trollope - Link to all titles in this group

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - When the Duchess Was Dead Nicholas Clifford
00:18:49
Play 02 02 - Lady Mary Palliser Nicholas Clifford
00:22:06
Play 03 03 - Francis Oliphant Tregear Nicholas Clifford
00:15:05
Play 04 04 - Park Lane Nicholas Clifford
00:16:16
Play 05 05 - It Is Impossible Nicholas Clifford
00:24:00
Play 06 06 - Major Tifto Nicholas Clifford
00:17:50
Play 07 07 - Conservative Convictions Debra Lynn
00:15:05
Play 08 08 - He Is a Gentleman Nicholas Clifford
00:17:08
Play 09 09 - In Medias Res Nicholas Clifford
00:19:40
Play 10 10 - Why Not Like Romeo If I Feel Like Romeo? Lee Ann Howlett
00:15:20
Play 11 11 - Cruel Lee Ann Howlett
00:16:00
Play 12 12 - At Richmond Piper Hayes
00:20:34
Play 13 13 - The Duke's Injustice Nicholas Clifford
00:08:14
Play 14 14 - The New Member for Silverbridge Nicholas Clifford
00:20:36
Play 15 15 - The Duke Receives a Letter,—and Writes One Nicholas Clifford
00:20:25
Play 16 16 - Poor Boy Nicholas Clifford
00:13:18
Play 17 17 - The Derby Nicholas Clifford
00:20:30
Play 18 18 - One of the Results of the Derby Nicholas Clifford
00:16:25
Play 19 19 - No; My Lord, I Do Not Piper Hayes
00:16:22
Play 20 20 - Then He Will Come Again DianaJMB
00:14:39
Play 21 21 - Sir Timothy Beeswax Piper Hayes
00:14:26
Play 22 22 - The Duke in His Study Nicholas Clifford
00:23:16
Play 23 23 - Frank Tregear Wants a Friend Piper Hayes
00:16:07
Play 24 24 - She Must Be Made to Obey Debra Lynn
00:14:44
Play 25 25 - A Family Breakfast-Table Nicholas Clifford
00:17:11
Play 26 26 - Dinner at the Beargarden Piper Hayes
00:26:46
Play 27 27 - Major Tifto and the Duke Piper Hayes
00:11:25
Play 28 28 - Mrs. Montacute Jones's Garden-Party Piper Hayes
00:19:17
Play 29 29 - The Lovers Meet Karen
00:15:28
Play 30 30 - What Came of the Meeting Karen
00:14:50
Play 31 31 - Miss Boncassen's River-Party. No. 1 Karen
00:19:00
Play 32 32 - Miss Boncassen's River-Party. No. 2 Nicholas Clifford
00:19:58
Play 33 33 - The Langham Hotel Nicholas Clifford
00:21:06
Play 34 34 - Lord Popplecourt Nicholas Clifford
00:13:55
Play 35 35 - Don't You Think—? Nicholas Clifford
00:20:06
Play 36 36 - Tally-Ho Lodge Lee Ann Howlett
00:11:52
Play 37 37 - Grex Lee Ann Howlett
00:16:30
Play 38 38 - Crummie-Toddie Nicholas Clifford
00:15:30
Play 39 39 - Killancodlem Nicholas Clifford
00:19:49
Play 40 40 - And Then! Nicholas Clifford
00:19:46
Play 41 41 - Ischl Nicholas Clifford
00:20:18
Play 42 42 - Again at Killancodlem Nicholas Clifford
00:17:16
Play 43 43 - What Happened at Doncaster Nicholas Clifford
00:15:33
Play 44 44 - How It Was Done Nicholas Clifford
00:15:09
Play 45 45 - There Shall Not Be Another Word About It Nicholas Clifford
00:19:55
Play 46 46 - Lady Mary's Dream Angel5
00:15:30
Play 47 47 - Miss Boncassen's Idea of Heaven Angel5
00:14:09
Play 48 48 - The Party at Custins Is Broken Up Nicholas Clifford
00:13:54
Play 49 49 - The Major's Fate Nicholas Clifford
00:10:23
Play 50 50 - The Duke's Arguments Piper Hayes
00:17:19
Play 51 51 - The Duke's Guests Piper Hayes
00:13:56
Play 52 52 - Miss Boncassen Tells the Truth Nicholas Clifford
00:21:58
Play 53 53 - Then I Am As Proud As a Queen DianaJMB
00:17:36
Play 54 54 - I Don't Think She Is a Snake Nicholas Clifford
00:15:01
Play 55 55 - Polpenno Nicholas Clifford
00:19:24
Play 56 56 - The News Is Sent to Matching Piper Hayes
00:11:42
Play 57 57 - The Meeting at "The Bobtailed Fox" Nicholas Clifford
00:14:19
Play 58 58 - The Major Is Deposed meyerli
00:12:47
Play 59 59 - No One Can Tell What May Come to Pass Nicholas Clifford
00:27:52
Play 60 60 - Lord Gerald in Further Trouble Nicholas Clifford
00:10:37
Play 61 61 - Bone of My Bone Nicholas Clifford
00:21:14
Play 62 62 - The Brake Country Nicholas Clifford
00:21:00
Play 63 63 - I've Seen 'Em Like That Before Nicholas Clifford
00:14:55
Play 64 64 - I Believe Him to Be a Worthy Young Man Nicholas Clifford
00:12:03
Play 65 65 - Do You Ever Think What Money Is? Philippa
00:16:43
Play 66 66 - The Three Attacks Piper Hayes
00:18:53
Play 67 67 - He Is Such a Beast Piper Hayes
00:12:49
Play 68 68 - Brook Street Philippa
00:20:42
Play 69 69 - Pert Poppet! Felicity C
00:16:16
Play 70 70 - Love May Be a Great Misfortune Piper Hayes
00:14:58
Play 71 71 - What Am I to Say, Sir? Nicholas Clifford
00:18:18
Play 72 72 - Carlton Terrace Nicholas Clifford
00:17:52
Play 73 73 - I Have Never Loved You Nicholas Clifford
00:16:24
Play 74 74 - Let Us Drink a Glass of Wine Together Piper Hayes
00:20:45
Play 75 75 - The Major's Story Philippa
00:12:50
Play 76 76 - On Deportment Piper Hayes
00:14:35
Play 77 77 - Mabel, Good-Bye Nicholas Clifford
00:28:56
Play 78 78 - The Duke Returns to Office Christine Dufour
00:14:19
Play 79 79 - The First Wedding Christine Dufour
00:14:44
Play 80 80 - The Second Wedding Diana Majlinger
00:06:16