The Prime Minister

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

The Prime Minister is the fifth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. With Phineas' difficulties resolved, Trollope introduces new characters. A respectable young girl forsakes the man her family had always intended her to marry when she falls in love with a man of foreign extraction and an unknown family. He has a gentleman's education and manners, but his family background and financial means are mysterious. Is he really a gentleman? Meanwhile, Plantagenet Palliser becomes Prime Minister of a shaky coalition government, and Glencora and Madame Goessler are busy with the ensuing social obligations. (Summary by Karen Merline)

The other Palliser can be found at -

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): Historical Fiction, Romance, *Non-fiction

Language: English

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

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Ch 01: Ferdinand Lopez Nicholas Clifford
00:20:44
Play 02 Ch 02: Everett Wharton Mack
00:16:12
Play 03 Ch 03: Mr. Abel Wharton, Q.C. Nicholas Clifford
00:26:39
Play 04 Ch 04: Mrs. Roby Diana Majlinger
00:12:07
Play 05 Ch 05: "No One Knows Anything About Him" Tina Horning
00:15:42
Play 06 Ch 06: An Old Friend Goes to Windsor Nicholas Clifford
00:22:52
Play 07 Ch 07: Another Old Friend Nicholas Clifford
00:17:39
Play 08 Ch 08: The Beginning of a New Career Tina Horning
00:19:31
Play 09 Ch 09: Mrs. Dick's Dinner Party.--No. I HurstPP
00:24:22
Play 10 Ch 10: Mrs. Dick's Dinner Party.--No. II HurstPP
00:22:06
Play 11 Ch 11: Carlton Terrace Nicholas Clifford
00:30:43
Play 12 Ch 12: The Gathering of Clouds Nicholas Clifford
00:16:42
Play 13 Ch 13: Mr. Wharton Complains Nicholas Clifford
00:26:21
Play 14 Ch 14: A Lover's Perseverance Christine Dufour
00:19:05
Play 15 Ch 15: Arthur Fletcher Christine Dufour
00:23:07
Play 16 Ch 16: Never Run Away! Christine Dufour
00:21:43
Play 17 Ch 17: Good-Bye Christine Dufour
00:14:10
Play 18 Ch 18: The Duke of Omnium Thinks of Himself Nicholas Clifford
00:27:01
Play 19 Ch 19: Vulgarity Nicholas Clifford
00:21:09
Play 20 Ch 20: Sir Orlando's Policy Nicholas Clifford
00:25:18
Play 21 Ch 21: The Duchess's New Swan Diana Majlinger
00:13:39
Play 22 Ch 22: St. James's Park Nicholas Clifford
00:32:54
Play 23 Ch 23: Surrender Nicholas Clifford
00:21:46
Play 24 Ch 24: The Marriage Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:28
Play 25 Ch 25: The Beginning of the Honeymoon Lee Ann Howlett
00:20:18
Play 26 Ch 26: The End of the Honeymoon Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:59
Play 27 Ch 27: The Duke's Misery Nicholas Clifford
00:32:32
Play 28 Ch 28: The Duchess Is Much Troubled Nicholas Clifford
00:14:16
Play 29 Ch 29: The Two Candidates for Silverbridge Nicholas Clifford
00:20:01
Play 30 Ch 30: "Yes;--a Lie!" Nicholas Clifford
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Play 31 Ch 31: "Yes;--with a Horsewhip in My Hand" Nicholas Clifford
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Play 32 Ch 32: "What Business Is It of Yours?" Nicholas Clifford
00:21:08
Play 33 Ch 33: Showing That a Man Should Not Howl Nicholas Clifford
00:14:28
Play 34 Ch 34: The Silverbridge Election Nicholas Clifford
00:33:41
Play 35 Ch 35: Lopez Back in London Nicholas Clifford
00:24:58
Play 36 Ch 36: The Jolly Blackbird Lee Ann Howlett
00:14:35
Play 37 Ch 37: The Horns Nicholas Clifford
00:26:30
Play 38 Ch 38: Sir Orlando Retires Nicholas Clifford
00:21:48
Play 39 Ch 39: "Get Round Him" HurstPP
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Play 40 Ch 40: "Come and Try It! HurstPP
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Play 41 Ch 41: The Value of a Thick Skin Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 42 Ch 42: Retribution Nicholas Clifford
00:35:39
Play 43 Ch 43: Kauri Gum Nicholas Clifford
00:18:20
Play 44 Ch 44: Mr. Wharton Intends to Make a New Will Nicholas Clifford
00:18:07
Play 45 Ch 45: Mrs. Sexty Parker Nicholas Clifford
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Play 46 Ch 46: "He Wants to Get Rich Too Quick" Nicholas Clifford
00:20:12
Play 47 Ch 47: As for Love! Nicholas Clifford
00:26:47
Play 48 Ch 48: "Has He Ill-treated You?" Lee Ann Howlett
00:17:26
Play 49 Ch 49: "Where Is Guatemala?" Nicholas Clifford
00:18:03
Play 50 Ch 50: Mr. Slide's Revenge Nicholas Clifford
00:23:16
Play 51 Ch 51: Coddling the Prime Minister Nicholas Clifford
00:24:29
Play 52 Ch 52: "I Can Sleep Here To-night, I Suppose?" HurstPP
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Play 53 Ch 53: Mr. Hartletop HurstPP
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Play 54 Ch 54: Lizzie HurstPP
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Play 55 Ch 55: Mrs. Parker's Sorrows Frank Adams
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Play 56 Ch 56: What the Duchess Thought of Her Husband HurstPP
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Play 57 Ch 57: The Explanation Nicholas Clifford
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Play 58 Ch 58: "Quite Settled" HurstPP
00:21:54
Play 59 Ch 59: "The First and the Last" Nicholas Clifford
00:15:00
Play 60 Ch 60: The Tenway Junction (3956 words) Christine Dufour
00:25:21
Play 61 Ch 61: The Widow and Her Friends Christine Dufour
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Play 62 Ch 62: Phineas Finn Has a Book to Read Nicholas Clifford
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Play 63 Ch 63: The Duchess and Her Friend Nicholas Clifford
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Play 64 Ch 64: The New K.G. Nicholas Clifford
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Play 65 Ch 65: "There Must Be Time" Nicholas Clifford
00:14:11
Play 66 Ch 66: The End of the Session Nicholas Clifford
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Play 67 Ch 67: Mrs. Lopez Prepares to Move Nicholas Clifford
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Play 68 Ch 68: The Prime Minister's Political Creed Nicholas Clifford
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Play 69 Ch 69: Mrs. Parker's Fate (2405 words) Jersey City Frankie
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Play 70 Ch 70: At Wharton (4618 words) Nicholas Clifford
00:26:58
Play 71 Ch 71: The Ladies at Longbarns Doubt Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 72 Ch 72: "He Thinks That Our Days Are Numbered" Philippa
00:33:44
Play 73 Ch 73: Only the Duke of Omnium Philippa
00:23:57
Play 74 Ch 74: "I Am Disgraced and Shamed" Nicholas Clifford
00:27:17
Play 75 Ch 75: The Great Wharton Alliance Christine Dufour
00:23:24
Play 76 Ch 76: Who Will It Be? Christine Dufour
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Play 77 Ch 78: The New Ministry Christine Dufour
00:21:34
Play 78 Ch 77: The Duchess in Manchester Square Christine Dufour
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Play 79 Ch 79: The Wharton Wedding Christine Dufour
00:28:30
Play 80 Ch 80: The Last Meeting at Matching Christine Dufour
00:14:38