The Small House at Allington

The Small House at Allington Review

The Small House at Allington is the fifth book in Anthony Trollope's Barchester series. As with all of Trollope, it is beautifully written and draws the reader into its many interwoven tales.

Former Prime Minister John Major declared this particular novel to be his favourite book of all time, and in doing so, he was joining the good company of the countless Trollope fans who have ensured this work's lasting fame, and helped to enshrine its place as a literary classic.

Title:The Small House at Allington
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Petra Eggs

    Pass me the sick pail. This was wall-to-wall sentimental romance dressed up with lashings of stupidity, indistinguishable characters (not that I cared about one more than the other) and leavened, as i...

  • K.

    Ah, me. This is a most lovely series for lovers of English pastoral life and students of human nature. I'm almost done with "The Last Chronicle of Barset" (the sixth and final of the series), just hav...

  • Sherwood Smith

    One of the most maddening books I've ever read.I thoroughly enjoy Trollope . . . except when he's on his hobby-horse about women who dared to love the wrong fellow being forever afterward spoiled good...

  • Paul E. Morph

    This was my favourite of all the Barsetshire books (so far; there's still one more to go) for a number of reasons.It was just as engaging and witty as I've come to expect Trollope to be and, in this o...

  • Jane

    I don’t think that I have ever found two consecutive books in a series as different as ‘Framley Parsonage’ and ‘The Small House at Allington’.‘Framley Parsonage' was bursting at the seams ...

  • Hilary

    Although the heroine Lily Dale, who cannot see the flowers beneath her feet, deserves the biggest trout-slap of all time, this is a wonderfully warm and charming novel, that I thoroughly recommend to ...

  • aPriL does feral sometimes

    ‘The Small House at Allington’ does not quite the follow the pattern of the previous novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series. Author Anthony Trollope always takes care of his characters - m...

  • Cecily

    The 5th Barchester novel. Lovely (but too good to be true?) Lily Dale, vacuous Augustus Crosbie (the "swell"), hobbledehoy Jonnie Eames. It just stops, with very few threads resolved, and most of the ...

  • Beth Bonini

    I will begin this review with a bit of dithering about whether or not it deserves 4 or 5 stars. Clearly, it is a 4.5 starred novel in my mind - with that last little bit withheld because there was som...

  • Ellie

    The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope is a gem. Of course, it helps to already love Trollope. I confess I've gotten out of the habit of reading the 19th century and it took a while for me t...