The Small House at Allington

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 256,677 / 695 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,289
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of a cross, though with its arms clipped down to the trunk, with a separate chancel, with a large square short tower, and with a bell-shaped spire, covered with lead and irregular in its proportions. Who does not know the low porch, the perpendicular Gothic window, the flat-roofed aisles, and the noble old grey tower of such a church as this? As regards its interior, it was dusty; it was blocked up with high-backed ugly pews; the gallery in which the children sat at the end of the church, and in which two ancient musicians blew their bassoons, was all awry, and looked as though it would fall; the pulpit was an ugly useless edifice, as high nearly as the roof would allow, and the reading-desk under it hardly permitted the parson to keep his head free from the dangling tassels of the cushion above him. A clerk also was there beneath him, holding a third position somewhat elevated; and upon the whole thing there were not quite as I would have had them. But, nevertheless, the place looked like a church, and I ca

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2006.11.20
Annmarie M
****.

This is a very good book about the advantages and disadvantages of love. The main characters are brought out very well by Trollope. Lily Dale (the main character) lives in the Small House in Allington with her mother and sister Bell. This house is owned by her uncle who lives in the big house. So when his brother died and he heard he had a sister in law and two nieces then he offered her the small house rent free. This is where most of the scene is set. When Bernard (the squire's other brother's son) invited Adolphus Crosbie, a very head strong and independant man of London, to Allington he fell in love with Lily and offered her his hand in marriage, she accepted. After this it all goes wrong when Crosbie goes to see the DeCourcy's in their castle and there also offered his hand in marriage to Alexandria DeCourcy. She accepted. As he couldn't possibly jilt Alexandria he decided to jilt Lily instead. Mean while John Eames a hobbledehoy is madly in love with Lily but has no hope being with her. This is a story of the woes of Love. But it's still very good!!!


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