ISBN 9780140434040,Dr Wortle's School

Dr Wortle's School

Publisher:

Penguin UK

Rs350

Publisher

Penguin UK

Publication Year 1999
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140434040

ISBN-10 0140434046
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 221 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Mr Peacocke, a Classical scholar, has come to Broughtonshire with his beautiful American wife to live as a schoolmaster. But when the blackmailing brother of her first husband a reprobate from Louisiana appears at the school gates, a dreadful secret is revealed and the county is scandalized. Ostracised by the community, the pair seem trapped in a hopeless situation until the combative but warm-hearted headmaster of the school, Dr Wortle, offers his support, and Mr Peacocke embarks upon a journey to America that he hopes will lay to rest the accusations once and for all. A perceptive exploration of Victorian morality, Dr Wortle's School (1881) also contains echoes of Trollope's own life, and his personal affection for the vivacious Bostonian Kate Field.
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