The Duke's Children - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • The Duke's Children - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Duke's Children - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (editor)
£9.99
Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 11/08/2011
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
'I do not know that one ought to be surprised at anything.' The Duke of Omnium is overwhelmed by the death of his vivacious wife, Lady Glencora. Once the British Prime Minister, he is now in sole charge of his three wilful children. Lord Gerald has been sent down from University; Lord Silverbridge has defected from the Liberal cause of his father's party to the Conservative, and is badly in debt; Lady Mary has fallen in love with Frank Tregear, a commoner with a will of iron but no money. The Duke, troubled and without easy relationships with any of his children, tries to impose his own will. But the result seems to move the novel towards calamity. Searching the great topics of compromise and principle, of obedience and dissent, of personal integrity and the conflicts between generations, The Duke's Children is a domestic story with far-reaching political issues at stake. It is a fitting end to the Palliser series, one of the most remarkable achievements of British fiction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199578382
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 191 x 133 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Tender is the Night
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Added to basket
Peter Pan
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.