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Rachel Ray (Penguin Classics) (original 1863; edition 1995)
by Anthony Trollope, J.A. Sutherland (Editor), John Sutherland (Introduction)
Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope (1863)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192837389, Paperback)Rachel Ray offers a masterly and entertaining evocation of a small community living its life in mid-nineteenth-century England. The novel first appeared in 1863, a year in which public reaction against the excesses of the popular sensationalist novel prompted Trollope to state that he was writing about "the commonest details of commonplace life among the most ordinary people."
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Published in 1863, this novel concerns the struggles of a young man to win the woman he loves despite the disapproval of her religious parents. Luke Rowan, heir of one of the founders of the Bungall and Tappitt brewery, visits the brewery with plans of improving the beer there he falls in love with Rachel Ray, a young woman whose pious older sister, Mrs. Prime, seeks to mold the girl in her own image.
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