Summer Read 2012
Over the last couple of years we have been asking which Trollope you'd like to take on holiday. Following the success of the 2011 Summer Read of Barchester Towers, this August we will be reading your second choice - Phineas Finn.
Join our Summer Read this August
Phineas Finn is the second in Trollope's Palliser series of novels, and for many one of his greatest. The novel's eponymous hero is a handsome Irish MP, newly arrvied in London. As Phineas starts his career he has difficult choices to make, both in politics and his love life. Alongside Phineas we are introduced to some of Trollope's greatest characters, Lady Laura Standish, Madame Max Goesler and Quintus Slide. We are also kept up to date with Plantagenet and Glencora Palliser's marriage and careers.
We are encouraging everyone to take Phineas Finn on holiday this August and to join in our discussion group on the Trollope Society's Facebook Page. We'd love to know what you think of the handsome Phineas, the beautiful Lady Laura and the odious Quintus Slide.
Join our Take a Trollope on Holiday Summer Read on Facebook starting in August.
Getting hold of a copy of Phineas Finncouldn't be easier, you can download a free e-text from the Gutenberg Project, or buy a paperback edition with introductory notes Oxford World's Classics, Penguin and many other publishers. Copies are also available free for Kindle.
Send friends an e-postcard and invite them to join in the Phineas Finn Summer Read 2012.
Click here for more information on Phineas Finn,including a free e-text download and links to Amazon and Kindle stores. Please note this page contains details of the plot!
If you've already read Phineas Finn, or would like to venture beyond the world of The Pallisers, we have great recommendations for other Trollopes to go on holiday with.