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THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

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THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

by Trollope, Anthony

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1872. A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original dark green cloth. First Edition (Harper's one-volume edition was published in October 1872; the London three-decker, dated 1873, came out two months later, in December 1872). This is Trollope's tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually?... As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN. On this copy the green is fairly dark, and the grain of the cloth consists of tiny squares; other copies are a lighter green, with diagonal grain (no priority known). This is a clean, bright copy, near-fine with only very light shelf-wear at the extremities. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS is one of the most sought-after (and expensive) American editions of Trollope, due to its definite precedence over the British edition. See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

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The third novel in Trollope’s Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds bears all the hallmarks of his later works, blending dark cynicism with humor and a keen perception of human nature. Following the death of her husband, Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace lawyers insist she give it up, and while her cousin Frank takes her side, her new lover, Lord Fawn, declares that he will only marry her if the necklace is surrendered. As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie’s truthfulness is thrown into doubt, and, in her desire to keep the jewels, she is driven to increasingly desperate acts. Revised edition of Trollope's third Palliser novel Updated Introduction explores Trollope's depiction of a society that worships money and highlights his concerns with truth, honesty, and honor Includes new suggestions for further reading and explanatory notes

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Sumner & Stillman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
12432
Title
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS
Author
Trollope, Anthony
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Date published
1872
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction (19th Century);

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Founded in 1980, Sumner & Stillman is a small family business providing personal service in the buying and selling of literary first editions of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) for over 30 years.

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