The eustace diamonds by anthony trollope

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The Eustace Diamonds (Palliser, #3) by Anthony Trollope

Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzies truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts. The third in Trollopes Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds bears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humour and a keen perception of human nature.
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Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie's truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts. The third in Trollope's Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds bears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humour and a keen perception of human nature. Anthony Trollope was one of the most widely enjoyed and prolific novelists of the nineteenth century. His books include the great Chronicles of Barsetshire, of which Barchester Towers is the second volume. Trollope worked for the Post Office for much of his adult life, combining postal and literary business as he travelled around the British Empire.

It is the third of the " Palliser " series of novels. In this novel, the characters of Plantagenet Palliser , his wife Lady Glencora and their uncle the ailing Duke of Omnium are in the background. The plot centres on Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace and is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. While clever and beautiful, Lizzie has several character flaws; the greatest of these is an almost pathological delight in lying, even when it cannot benefit her. Trollope comments that Lizzie sees lies as "more beautiful than the truth. The diamonds of the book's title are a necklace, a family heirloom that Sir Florian gave to Lizzie to wear.

The Eustace Diamonds is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in as a serial in the Fortnightly Review. It is the third of the "Palliser" series of novels.
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Back to books and characters. Camperdown , the Eustace family lawyer, asserted with much energy that the jewels were an heirloom and could not he disposed of in the casual manner described by Lizzie, but she refused to give them up. After a few months of widowhood, she began to search for another husband.

Internet Archive Page. Wikipedia Book - The Eustace Diamonds. Download M4B part 1 MB. Download M4B part 2 MB. Download M4B part 3 MB. Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace, is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother.

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