The Three Clerks

The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope, Editorial International 1512200263 9781512200263
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The story deals with the two friends Harry Norman and Alaric Tudor, who work at the Weights and Measures Office, and with Alarics cousin Charley, who works in Internal Navigation. Harry falls in love with Gertrude Woodward, the eldest of the three beautiful daughters of a clergymans widow, while Alaric pursues Linda, the second daughter. Gertrude rejects Harrys marriage proposal, and Alaric, rising in the ranks of the civil service, pursues and gains Gertrudes hand. Harry is unable to forgive Alaric, but eventually he marries the second daughter, Linda, and later becomes a country squire. Alaric meanwhile, becomes a Commissioner, but he falls under the influence of an unscrupulous member of Parliament, Undy Scott, who talks him into various schemes of dubious legality and morality, which eventually lead to his downfall. Charley Tudor is considered a rake, who spends his time at Londons public houses and gin palaces. However, he dreams of a cleaner life, and loves Katie, the youngest sister, who falls in love with Charley after he rescues her from drowning in the Thames. Charley is also engaged to an Irish barmaid, and Katies mother considers Charley an unsuitable husband, and forces him to swear never to speak to her.

Author: Anthony Trollope, Editorial International

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 286

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015-05-13


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