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By Anthony Trollope | Comments: ( 577 ) | Date: ( Jun 27, 2019 )

Arabella Trefoil, the beautiful anti heroine of this novel, inspired Trollope to write of her, I wished to express the depth of my scorn for women who run down husbands Arabella s determination to find a rich husband is at the heart of this story and her character, though often maligned, is one of Trollope s most famous and vivid creations.


  • Title: The American Senator
  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • ISBN: 9780192837141
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era Some of Trollope s best loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.Trollope has always been a popular novelist Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness who never travelled without a Trollope novel , former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay Trollope s literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid twentieth century.See also enpedia wiki Anthony_



Comments The American Senator

  • Mary Ronan Drew

    Once again I have been unable to contain myself and have rushed ahead to the end of The American Senator ahead of the schedule of my online Trollope group. And it’s not like I just HAD to know how it ended. I’ve read it at least twice before.This is not Trollope at his best. Or rather, it’s at his best and at his weakest. The character of Arabella Trefoil is one of his most complex and sensitive. Arabella is penniless but a great beauty with hopes of a brilliant marriage. However, she has [...]


  • Duffy Pratt

    I bumped this to four stars from three. I've read all of Trollope. It took many years. When I ranked his books when I first signed up for , I had only vague recollections about some of them. I started reading him when I was in my twenties because I was looking for an author who wrote lots of fat books where pretty much nothing happened. He quickly became one of my very favorite writers, especially in the big books told by his charming narrator.To be fair, this book is mediocre Trollope. But medi [...]


  • Bettie☯

    classic serial starts wednesdayI try, I try, yet Trollope is just as he sounds!


  • David

    No, this novel isn't set in America. And it isn't really about the senator either. He merely serves as a sort of catalyst, giving Trollope an opportunity for republican jabs at British institutions, and counterjabs at republicanism, since the senator's ideas are often foolish.The novel is set in the English countryside, where the senator is visiting, and its plots revolve largely around love and marriage. As is frequently the case in these 19th century settings, love is at the heart of good midd [...]


  • Mitchell

    This is my 26th Trollope novel. I am bereft that there are only 21 more to read. With an average of 500 pages that means only 10,500 more pages of joy.The American Senator is a late novel. I have noticed that the satire is slightly more bitter than in the earlier novels, but fear not! There are still sweet, totally predictable love stories and great kindness toward all characters, even the ones you want to strangle.Arabella Trefoil would stand up very well to Edith Wharton's Undine Spragg in Cus [...]


  • Lindsey Strachan

    This is the 9th Trollope I have read this year, having fallen in love initially with the Barset novels. Whilst this is by no means his best work, Trollope’s very best is such a high standard that even his “second-rate” novels are really fine examples of his craft and well worth reading. The American Senator of the title is actually not the main focus of the story, but more a vehicle through whose eyes Trollope exposes the highs and lows of British life of the period and indeed some of the [...]


  • Kate

    "Many Trollope readers are aware that Trollope's mother Frances gained fame as a writer by criticizing America (Domestic Manners of the Americans, 1832); few modern fans have had the opportunity to read her son's views on this country as delineated in such rare novels as The American Senator (1877)."The character of an American politician lecturing the English on their faults gives Trollope his chance to compare the two cultures; still, it must have been Trollopeanirony which urged the author of [...]


  • Rose A

    When this novel was recommended to me I had not even heard of it among Trollope's works but gamely gave it a try. I found it the easiest to get into and raced through it on holiday. I think it's probably my favourite of his novels that I've read so far. I feel like at the beginning, Trollope was very savage and was using the character of the American Senator as a vehicle to expose inconsistencies and irrationalities in British culture - and he was savage to all his characters, the Senator includ [...]


  • Kim

    This little known Trollope classic is wonderful -- the beginning chapter is a little slow in large part because Trollope is introducing a morass of interconnected people who do not appear in other Trollope novels and who are critical to what becomes a rollicking, hilarious, fast-paced story about horses, hounds, gracious grand-aunts, horrid mothers-in-law, simple farmers, striving lawyers, complacent gentry, virtuous townsfolk, a saint-like Cinderella and one unimaginably desperate and venal soc [...]


  • Mrs B

    Highly engaging and memorable tale of love and politics in the countryside, by one of the language's masters. The characters are chewily, juicily real and distinctive -- even the least interesting character of Mary, who is described in a number of ways as being merely 'brown', and virtuous to go with it. The higher-flying, naughtier Arabella is the real delight of the book, and the scene in which Lord Rufford must preserve the decencies with regard to her is possibly my favourite one in the whol [...]


  • Margaret

    For me, this is not one of Trollope's more memorable novels, I'm afraid. I was far more interested in the plotline involving Arabella Trefoil, the scheming beauty who is the anti-heroine of the novel, than I was in the American senator himself or in the more run-of-the-mill love affair between Mary Masters and Reginald Morton.


  • Laura

    Anthony Trollope's tale of Arabella Trefoil, a clever, conniving and ruthless woman.


  • Jim

    In all of English literature, there are few prolific authors who do not have a certain number of stinkers among their oeuvre. Although there are some of his novels I like better than others, I cannot think of a single stinker in the lot, even Linda Tressel, for which I have no great love. I have been reading The American Senator since march with the Yahoo! Trollope group. As with most of the man's work, it did not take more than two or three chapter to be enchanted once again by the author's gen [...]


  • Audrey McLachlan

    I would never dream of reading Anthony Trollop bt heard some of his book The American Senator serialised on Radio 4 if you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and other of Jane Austin's books you will love this it has the will they ever get together aspect but also the history of the period seen through the eyes of the visiting American Senator thanks to my daughter in law Ruth for reintroducing me to Anthony Trollop (Barchester Towers next)


  • Doreen Petersen

    I really hate to give a bad review to any book but this one deserves it. What started out as a reasonably good story was drawn out far, far too long and lost the story's focus after the first couple of chapters. Don't bother with this one.


  • Carolyn Geason

    Not one of Trollope's best, but quite a number of memorable characters. Arabella Trefoil, Larry Twentyman, to name a few. I did not myself particularly like the senator Mr Gotobed, but his analysis of the english country and its culture is his most particular point of interest.


  • Griselda

    Almost a first for me: I gave up halfway through. Very, very slow to move forward. The opening chapters leave the reader knee-deep in redundant genealogical detail, only to be followed by a minute-by-minute account of a day's hunting. Life's too short.


  • Nora

    This is a true Trollope novel. Love Arabella Trefoil. She is a bit like Thackeray's Becky Sharp. This is a great read if you love classics and Trollope.


  • Lisa

    THAT was a good story. Don't read this if you don't want spoilers; I want to express myself without fear because I DID like it so much!I always get a kick out of Trollope's treatment of Americans in his books, but this one was a bit heavy-handed, I thought! What a jerk that Senator was! His observations on English life were interesting, but maybe I would have liked them given to me in a different form. I skimmed the whole proceeding of the Goarly crime. Even now confession: I haven't truly fini [...]


  • Ali Miremadi

    In the second rank of Trollope's novels but that still puts it very high up indeed. He is so wise about his own characters that the frequent authorial intervention in the narrative is essential, rather than jarring. He shows us what people are like and then tells us what he thinks about it. In this novel even the minor characters are three dimensional and real. I'm not sure 21st century England is so very different from the 1870s one he describes and largely takes to pieces here.


  • Nancy

    3.5 stars


  • Mike Jensen

    Another of Trollope's novels about an unworthy woman becoming worthy of her eventual husband.


  • Alex Goulder

    One of Trollope's best single-volume novels.


  • James Askari

    The most unusual plotline concerns the social criticism of the titular Senator, a representative from one of the Union's westernmost states, on what he understands as the 'irrationality'--the partiality, the cleaving to precendent, the unreformed abuses of British life. Senator Gotobed takes the part of a scoundrel in a dispute over the rate of compensation due a minor landowner for the infringement on his property--his birches and henhouse--of the pheasants the Lord will shoot and the hunt, in [...]


  • Edelweiss

    I have left unmarked spoilers that can be read on the description of this book.This novel left me with some questions, and most likely some that Trollope was not expecting. When, for example, did a romantic, nearly fairy-tale ideal of being able to marry truly for love become the norm in society? While I was not bothered by Arabella's loveless marriage (view spoiler)[ to a true kindred spirit, Monser Green(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)], I was bothered by the fact that Trollope mentions that Ma [...]


  • Danelle

    Alright. So now, this book is the first Trollope novel I've read. I've heard lots about him, his books, etc. etc. etc. and everything seemed right up my alley. But this book was such a chore. Such a chore. The American Senator is a book that is mainly 3 plots that are kind of interwoven. Each plot revolves around a rural place somewhat near London, called Dillsborough and the people who live there. The first plot has to do with the title of the book - an American senator, Mr. Gotobed, is visitin [...]


  • Pgchuis

    Arabella and her mother (despite their extreme poverty!) have been travelling in the US and met John Morton, the British ambassador to Washington and Senator Gotobed from the state of Mikewa. Arabella has become engaged to John and all four return to England and stay at John's country home. Senator Gotobed has come to observe English habits and customs and throughout the book behaves in a thoroughly annoying (both to me and to those he meets) fashion, acquiring a very superficial knowledge in a [...]


  • Tony

    THE AMERICAN SENATOR. (1876). Anthony Trollope. ****. This not one of Trollope’s most popular novels, but I found it to contain almost the sum total of all of his themes that he used throughout his writing career. Highest on the list is, of course, the class system that existed in England at the time, and the effect it had on the relationships between families, and, especially, on the marriage prospects of young women. As in many novels written during this period, the absolute dependence of wo [...]


  • K.

    From the summary: Arabella Trefoil, the beautiful anti-heroine of this novel, inspired Trollope to write of her, "I wished to express the depth of my scorn for women who run down husbands."I'm not really going to write much about this delightful book except that I think Trollope almost slandered himself when he wrote the above quote. Instead of feeling like he was writing a criticism of the poor (literally) high-class woman who found it difficult to find a husband, he seems to show a great deal [...]


  • Paola

    It is a pleasant read which touches upon many issues, with a common thread running through it, the class system, and the uphill struggle that most people had to engage in to better their social and economic position. Falls and rises can be very much happenstance: a daughter gets an unexpected marriage offer from a squire, and the family fortunes improve dramatically, with a move to a new grander residence and better business prospects; a chance encounter can change the life of a fading, penniles [...]


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