The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Recorded in May/June 2010 for Blackstone Audio – Unknown release date

From the MW Encyclopedia of Literature:
This is the third in the Palliser series and is a satirical study of the influence of money on marital and sexual relations. The story follows two contrasting women and their courtships. Lizzie Eustace and Lucy Morris are both hampered in their love affairs by their lack of money. Lizzie’s trickery and deceit, however, contrast with Lucy’s constancy. Trollope was understood to be commenting on the malaise in Victorian England that allowed a character like Lizzie, who marries for money, steals the family diamonds, and behaves despicably throughout, to rise unscathed in society.

My Notes: I completed recording the first two in the series some time ago – Can You Forgive Her? and Phineas Finn – I’m very excited that Blackstone have decided to release these and have asked me to continue with the series. There is a Phineas Finn available read by me under one of my earlier names ‘Robert Whitfield’ – but that was done some 10 years ago, perhaps, and might not sit well in the middle of these freshly recorded versions.

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it. With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator. Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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