The Three Clerks

Anthony TROLLOPE (1815 - 1882)

The Three Clerks was Trollope’s sixth novel and was written mostly in railway carriages, since his work for the Post Office still entailed a good deal of travelling; to make life easier for himself, Trollope had devised what he called his ‘tablet’, a square block which he rested upon his knees in such a way that he could write in complete comfort. The story is drawn from his memories of his work (as a clerk) at the GPO in St Martin-le-Grand, and it is considered the most autobiographical of Trollope’s novels – a story of the differing fortunes of 3 young men working at “Weights and Measures” and their relationships with a family of 3 sisters. (Summary by Annise)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Weights and Measures alwpoe
00:20:58
Play 02 The Internal Navigation alwpoe
00:26:24
Play 03 The Woodwards Piper Hayes
00:26:39
Play 04 Captain Cuttwater Piper Hayes
00:29:15
Play 05 Bushey Park Simon Evers
00:25:20
Play 06 Sir Gregory Hardlines Simon Evers
00:22:05
Play 07 Mr. Fidus Neverbend Simon Evers
00:29:46
Play 08 The Hon. Undecimus Scott Simon Evers
00:20:10
Play 09 Mr. Manylodes Simon Evers
00:31:08
Play 10 Wheal Mary Jane Simon Evers
00:28:51
Play 11 The Three Kings Simon Evers
00:31:14
Play 12 Consolation bobolink
00:29:36
Play 13 A Communication of Importance bobolink
00:17:00
Play 14 Very Sad Simon Evers
00:29:46
Play 15 Norman Returns to town Simon Evers
00:19:17
Play 16 The First Wedding bobolink
00:11:21
Play 17 The Honourable Mrs. Val and Miss Go lightly Simon Evers
00:30:56
Play 18 A Day with One of the Navvies. -Morning Paul Stephens
00:24:50
Play 19 A Day with One of the Navvies. -Afternoon Paul Stephens
00:25:08
Play 20 A Day with One of the Navvies. -Evening Paul Stephens
00:35:26
Play 21 Hampton Court Bridge bobolink
00:18:24
Play 22 Crinoline and Macassar; Or, My Aunt's Will bobolink
01:02:18
Play 23 Surbiton Colloquies Simon Evers
00:14:14
Play 24 Mr. M'Buffer accepts the Chiltern Hundreds Simon Evers
00:19:26
Play 25 Chiswick Gardens Barry O'Neill
00:40:23
Play 26 Katie's First Ball Barry O'Neill
00:34:31
Play 27 Excelsior bobolink
00:28:24
Play 28 Outerman v. Tudor Rosie
00:26:12
Play 29 Easy is the Slope of Hell Barry O'Neill
00:32:49
Play 30 Mrs. Woodward's Request Simon Evers
00:37:35
Play 31 How Apollo Saved the Navvy Simon Evers
00:28:41
Play 32 The Parliamentary Committee Simon Evers
00:21:37
Play 33 To Stand, or Not to Stand Tim Quinn
00:22:54
Play 34 Westminster Hall bobolink
00:29:44
Play 35 Mrs. Val's new Carriage Simon Evers
00:18:55
Play 36 Ticklish Stock Simon Evers
00:29:15
Play 37 Tribulation Tim Quinn
00:23:13
Play 38 Alaric Tudor Takes a Walk Simon Evers
00:21:30
Play 39 The Last Breakfast Simon Evers
00:10:48
Play 40 Mr. Chaffanbrass Simon Evers
00:24:10
Play 41 The Old Bailey Simon Evers
00:41:02
Play 42 A Parting Interview bobolink
00:23:06
Play 43 Millbank bobolink
00:30:23
Play 44 The Criminal Population is Disposed of NastassiaS
00:27:27
Play 45 The Fate of the Navvies Simon Evers
00:17:03
Play 46 Mr Nogo's Last Question Simon Evers
00:16:09
Play 47 Conclusion Simon Evers
00:29:34