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By Anthony Trollope | Comments: ( 576 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

Since its first appearance in 1870, this has been regarded as one of Trollope s finest short novels Trollope describes the vacillations of a conscientious father, torn between the desire to marry his daughter to a cousin destined to inherit the family title, and his fear that the cousin, reportedly a scheming wastrel, is unworthy of her.Originally published in Macmillan sSince its first appearance in 1870, this has been regarded as one of Trollope s finest short novels Trollope describes the vacillations of a conscientious father, torn between the desire to marry his daughter to a cousin destined to inherit the family title, and his fear that the cousin, reportedly a scheming wastrel, is unworthy of her.Originally published in Macmillan s Magazine, May Dec 1870.


  • Title: Sir Harry Hotspur Of Humblethwaite
  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • ISBN: 9781402120039
  • Page: 130
  • 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 Sir Harry Hotspur Of Humblethwaite

  • Jason Koivu

    If you've read every Austen book and finished off Gaskell as well, if you've watched up all of Downton Abbey and polished off Upstairs, Downstairs too, and yet you still want more uptight British aristocracy drama from the Victorian/Edwardian era, Sir Harry Hotspur Of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope is just what you're looking for!This book is all about the social mores of the times, mid 19th century rural England. Watching these characters act and live by these intricate and sometimes convolu [...]


  • Diane S ☔

    1.5 did not finish. Disappointed and bored, though I have been told this is not typical of Trollope. Need to try a different book by him.


  • Chrissie

    How does one write a review for this book without saying too much? The ending is important, and that ending is not going to please everyone, but I liked it. It is realistic. It is why I considered giving the book 3 rather than 2 stars. The first half of the book dragged. It is boring. It lacks the humor I so love in Trollope's books. There is very little humor in any of this book. I smiled at only a line or two. For these reasons 2 rather than 3 stars. I insist that what happens here IS true to [...]


  • Petra X

    This book was slow to grab me, but once it did, I could hardly bear to do anything but read it. My previous favourite Trollope was Barchester Towers, which was very much of the tradition of Gaskell's Cranford series and Jane Austen's minutae of the upper middle class and aristocratic life style of the costume-drama time of history. This very long and book was quite different delving deep into the lives of just a few characters and also because it is the only one of Trollope's books where everyth [...]


  • Leslie

    Satire about the (unsuccessful) attempt of a wealthy girl to reform her black sheep of a cousin so she could marry him. Not Trollope's best but enjoyable enough. The character that I ended up sympathizing with most was the title character, Sir Harry.


  • Carol

    I listened for hours in horror. Trollope, you can't let this girl marry HIM? This book captures the way a jerk can be charming and oh so self-absorbed and how naive and ridiculous a girl can be with a good-looking man who can talk well. The disadvantage of listening to a book (while working on chores) is that the delicious quotes get past you. If I find some (when I have time to look for them - I delude myself) I'll come back and post them.


  • Tony

    74. SIR HARRY HOTSPUR OF HUMBLETHWAITE. (1870; this ed. 1992). Anthony Trollope. *****. This is one of Trollope’s shorter novels and deals with issues of titles, landed estates, honor, and love. You might think that it would be hard to get all of those into a short novel, but he managed to do so, and managed to do it very well. Sir Harry was a wealthy land owner with an income of £20,000 per year. That was a lot of money back then. He had a son, of whom he was very proud, and a daughter, Emil [...]


  • Elizabeth (Alaska)

    Trollope had to search for something to say in this. Unfortunately his search kept landing him in the same spot and he became repetitive. Emily Hotspur was an heiress and George Hotspur was a bad man. There aren't a lot of ways to say that the girl is worth £20,000 per year, but there are lots of ways a man can be bad. It was still £20,000 and still bad even when approached from different angles.So why is the person in the title Sir Harry Hotspur? He is Emily's father and George's cousin. Emil [...]


  • David

    The short, but sad, story of Sir Harry. He wanted to make a fitting marriage for his only daughter, Emily, by marrying her to a cousin who would inherit his title. He had reservations about this plan, based on the character of the cousin, and it soon proved to be a mistake. But too late! Emily was in love.This one holds a special place for me, because I own the original of the frontispiece drawn by Peter Brookes for the Folio Society's edition of this novel, won in the Folio's "Trollope knowledg [...]


  • Jane

    Although this is not one of those much beloved novels by Trollope, I found it to be truly gripping and unforgettable in its way. A debate rages in a Trollope group that I belong to over the true nature of Emily, the heroine. Some see her as driven by an unquenchable love; I judged her to be a willful, selfish girl who would stop at nothing to prove herself right. I stayed up late two nights reading this novel, and the twists and turns of the plot all made sense, maddening though they were.It is [...]


  • Nooilforpacifists

    Slow start, but then a great (short) work--despite a telegraphed ending."And of all the British authors who were writing at that time, there's one special British author I find especially sublime. Now Austin is awesome and Dickens is a kick. But no one packs a wallop quite like… Trollope." -- Dave's True Story, I'll Never Read Trollope Again.


  • Gerald Sinstadt

    The year is 1868. Sir Harry Hotspur, a prominent landowner in Cumbria, has a son and daughter. The son dies. In time the daughter will inherit but the name of Hotspur will disappear. Sir Harry seeks a suitor who will will marry the daughter and agree to change his name. The daughter rejects them.There is another potential solution: if George Hotspur, a second cousin, were to marry the daughter. all would be well. They meet and the daughter falls in love with Gorge. But he is the black sheep of t [...]


  • Mitchell

    This is the saddest of the more that 20 Trollope novels I have read. The set-up is classic Trollope: a young girl and young man want to marry and there are obstacles in their way. The joy of reading Trollope is the joy of watching how these obstacles are overcome. Not here. Emily Hotspur is an extreme version of Lily Dale of the last two Barset novels. I never understood why she is such a beloved character. I found her dedication to the cad Adolphus Crosby incomprehensible. I figured that it was [...]


  • Diana

    I feel as though I'm scraping the bottom of the Anthony Trollope barrel at this point. While I enjoyed listening to this book I found the story and the ending unrealistic and disappointing. Typically I like Trollope's heroines. They are plucky, not susceptible to public opinion, and able to change course when they see the errors of their ways. This one seemed insipid, bordering on ridiculous and the story was frustrating and sad. That said, a disappointing Trollope is still better than most othe [...]


  • Shirley

    Liked it in spite of wanting to throttle the "heroine."


  • Jennifer

    A Victorian novel in which all my sympathies are with the patriarch rather than the young heroine. Amazing.


  • Mckinley

    Not a happy ever after romance.


  • Kilian Metcalf

    This is a very short book for one written by Trollope, only 159 pages. More like a novella compared to his typical three-volume novels. I read it because it was chosen by the Trollope group I belong to online. The theme reflects one that was explored in our previous choice: what happens when a girl 'gives herself' to a man unworthy of her love and trust. It is a common trope for Trollope, and there is only one answer, once given, the love cannot be withdrawn or transferred. One of the group memb [...]


  • Pgchuis

    Sir Harry Hotspur plans to leave his large fortune and estate to his only surviving child, Emily, but the title will be inherited by his cousin George. Harry considers the idea of Emily marrying George and thus keeping the title and estate together. However, there are questions as to George's character. Harry cannot decide what to do and in the meantime Emily and George get engaged, Emily intending that George should turn over a new leaf and be redeemed by her.This short novel has a pretty simpl [...]


  • Lady of the Lake

    I loved this book! Listened to it on audio with Peter Joyce as narrator and it was thoroughly enjoying! Joyce is excellent!Trollope does his characters so well. If you're looking for the usual upbeat and often humorous story that Trollope usually tells you won't find it here however. The characters are real and the life we are shown of theirs is real and true Because life doe not always have the happy endings we are often used to in our reading material This short tale was very real. And it is a [...]


  • Nick

    "Sir Harry" is the first of Trollope's writing I've read. It's a quick read, more in the style of Austen than Dickens, though this may be more the result of the subject matter (a gentleman's endeavor to prevent his daughter and heiress from marrying a "wastrel and a scoundrel") than the manner of composition itself. Trollope manages to portray with some credibility the interior dialogue of the central characters, though not without at times violating the "show, don't tell" principle of character [...]


  • Beth

    This is the kind of book I’d have skimmed, but I was listening to it read by Tony Britton and had to go through every excruciating detail. The only character who changes is Cousin George who morphs from a scamp into an outright villain, proof being that not only does he gamble (bad enough) but actually (gasp!) cheats at cards. Emily remains blinded by a combination of cultural innocence and religion; her mother continues to be affectionate and ineffectual; and Sir Harry never loses either his [...]


  • Joan

    Sir Harry Hotspur has a title, estates and money, but no son. All will go to his daughter, Emily, except the title, which must be inherited by a cousin. Sir Harry would like to see the title and property joined, but cousin George is an unsavoury sort, a gambler, a card shark, and consorter with loose women. Were he not a relative, he would never be allowed in the house, yet because he is, Emily meets him, falls in love with him, and, against her parents' wishes, engages herself to him, with sad [...]


  • Margaret

    This is one of the shortest of Trollope's novels, being focused on what Trollope calls a "pathetic incident" rather than on a whole host of plot threads, as in his longer and more famous books. After his son dies, Sir Harry is torn between his desire to marry his daughter to the cousin who will inherit his will, so as to keep the estate and the name together, and his knowledge that the cousin is a gambling scoundrel. It's a beautifully done character study in miniature, only marred for me by the [...]


  • Merritt Phillips

    In this book Trollope analyzes why good women fall for bad men. The main character's (Sir Harry)daughter Emily falls for her second cousin George who is in line to inherit the title but not necessarily the fortune of the Hotspur family. Only problem is George is a drinker, gambler, womanizer of the first order. Even after this is revealed to Emily she feels it her duty to help him reform. I found it well written with great character development and a topic (redemption) which I find very interest [...]


  • Keren

    Spoiler alertI wouldn't have read this if I had known that the heroine would die: but I'm not that bothered at the end so I suppose that the book didn't sufficiently engage me and that that's a good thing! This review is for me because if I go to read it again I'll want to know that they didn't all live happily ever after.I enjoy reading Trollope, the words he uses and the way he uses the language, and that was still the case with this book. But I wanted to shake the heroine - she's supposed to [...]


  • Elizabeth

    Typical Trollope characters dithering over making a decision: Should Sir Harry Hotspur let his only surviving child, Emily, marry the scoundrel who is her cousin and his heir, George Hotspur. I'm sympathetic because I too dither over making decisions.I liked Toni Britton's reading of this novel - and I liked the novel although from time-to-time I thought the dithering got a little tedious. I like Trollope's language and his characters. There's not much of a plot in this story, but I don't mind n [...]


  • Ralph Kleinman

    I love Trollope. even minor Trollope like this book. It isn't a huge a sprawling work, with dozens of marvelously drawn characters (how did he keep track of them?), but an intimate family story. The five major characters (father, mother, daughter, cousin, lawyer, and the other woman) are cleverly depicted, and are complex and baffling as any live person. And Trollope definitely loves them all, in spite of their faults. The book is completely human.


  • Lucy

    Three stars, because you can't dislike Trollope, but it's the least modern of his works that I've read. (Which is the majority of them). Not just for the jarring metaphor of washing the blackamoor white, which is very overdone, and not just for the lisping, grasping Jew, but for the pining heroine - I mean, what did she actually die from? Far too melodramatic, Anthony. She just wasn't credible, unlike wicked George who was a delight from start to finish.


  • Alex

    A male version of Jane Austen whose writing is not nearly as fluid and narrative not nearly as exciting to read. It is still an intriguing insight into the culture and mindset of the times but Jane Austen does that and manages to make it a more thrilling read.


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