Castle Richmond
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Castle Richmond

By Anthony Trollope
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Castle Richmond is the third of five novels set in Ireland by Anthony Trollope. Castle Richmond was written between 4 August 1859 and 31 March 1860, and was published in three volumes on 10 May 1860. It was his tenth novel. Trollope signed the contract for the novel on 2 August 1859. He received £600, £200 more than the payment for his previous novel, The Bertrams, reflecting his growing popular success.
Castle Richmond is set in southwestern Ireland at beginning of the Irish famine. Castle Richmond is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River in County Cork. Trollope's work in Ireland from 1841 to 1859 had given him an extensive knowledge of the island, and Richard Mullen has written that "All the principal strands of his life were formed in Ireland."
The unusually (for Trollope) complicated plot features the competition of two Protestant cousins of English origin, Owen Fitzgerald and Herbert Fitzgerald, for the hand of Clara Desmond, the noble but impoverished daughter of the widowed Countess of Desmond, providing the novel's principal dramatic interest. Castle Richmond was the first of several novels by Trollope in which bigamy played an important role.
The Irish famine and efforts by authorities to mitigate its effects are the subject of many scenes and the object of abundant commentary throughout. The famine also occasions more explicit religious commentary than is typical in novels by Trollope.
The critical reception to the novel was limited but generally favourable. However, Castle Richmond did not sell particularly well.

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Table of Contents
  • CASTLE RICHMOND
  • ANTHONY TROLLOPE
    • With an Introduction by
    • Algar Thorold
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • THE BARONY OF DESMOND.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • OWEN FITZGERALD.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • CLARA DESMOND.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE COUNTESS.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE FITZGERALDS OF CASTLE RICHMOND.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • THE KANTURK HOTEL, SOUTH MAIN STREET, CORK.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE FAMINE YEAR.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GORTNACLOUGH AND BERRYHILL.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • FAMILY COUNCILS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • THE RECTOR OF DRUMBARROW AND HIS WIFE.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SECOND LOVE.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • DOUBTS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • MR. MOLLETT RETURNS TO SOUTH MAIN STREET.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • THE REJECTED SUITOR.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • DIPLOMACY.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • THE PATH BENEATH THE ELMS.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • FATHER BARNEY.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • THE RELIEF COMMITTEE.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • THE FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • TWO WITNESSES.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • FAIR ARGUMENTS.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • THE TELLING OF THE TALE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • BEFORE BREAKFAST AT HAP HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • AFTER BREAKFAST AT HAP HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • A MUDDY WALK ON A WET MORNING.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • COMFORTLESS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • COMFORTED.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • ILL NEWS FLIES FAST.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • PALLIDA MORS.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • THE FIRST MONTH.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • PREPARATIONS FOR GOING.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • THE LAST STAGE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • FAREWELL.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • HERBERT FITZGERALD IN LONDON.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • HOW THE EARL WAS WON.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • A TALE OF A TURBOT.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • CONDEMNED.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • FOX-HUNTING IN SPINNY LANE.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • THE FOX IN HIS EARTH.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • THE LOBBY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • ANOTHER JOURNEY.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • PLAYING ROUNDERS.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • CONCLUSION.
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