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Dr. Wortle's School

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Dr. Wortle's School is an outspoken novel for its date, dealing with themes such as bigamy and condemning the gossipy censoriousness of Victorian ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Seajack

My favorite non-Barset

by Seajack on Aug 12, 2007

Trollope gets in his digs at Victorian hypocrisy in more of a forthright manner than his lengthier novels. Both Dr. Wortle and Mr. Peacocke stick to their guns in not getting in a tizzy over the "technicality" of the bigamous marriage, until the situation can be properly sorted out. I wasn't as wild about the romantic sub-plot as others, finding it a distracting method of filling out the book.

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