This is a much longer and more complex story with a large number of characters and several sub-plots.
While the controversies that create the factions of the novel may now seem silly, Trollope’s analysis of the roots of dissension in human nature will always be to the point.
Despite being a long book with the usual Victorian descriptions and digressions, it is very readable. Trollope himself comments on his tale, almost as if he were one of the characters – and a very pleasant and understanding character at that.
Picture from Catherine Pope – Victorian Geek blog.