Free Download [Fantasy Book] ✓ Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale - by Anthony Trollope º

By Anthony Trollope | Comments: ( 248 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

Thompson Hall, redolent of plum pudding and mince pie, green of holly, warmed by omnipotent Victorian fireplaces, awaits the arrival of Mr and Mrs Brown from the south of France.But they may never make it to Thompson Hall The story opens in Paris at Le Grand Hotel, where Mr Brown is down with a throat condition he is unable to travel to England Only Mrs Brown isThompson Hall, redolent of plum pudding and mince pie, green of holly, warmed by omnipotent Victorian fireplaces, awaits the arrival of Mr and Mrs Brown from the south of France.But they may never make it to Thompson Hall The story opens in Paris at Le Grand Hotel, where Mr Brown is down with a throat condition he is unable to travel to England Only Mrs Brown is quite determinded they will go on.So begins a Christmas tale complicated and simple, pathetic and farcical, embarrassing, even risque, though of course it could be read aloud to an assembled Victorian family from the book jacket


  • Title: Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale
  • Author: Anthony Trollope
  • ISBN: 9780932282071
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era Some of Trollope s best loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.Trollope has always been a popular novelist Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness who never travelled without a Trollope novel , former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding Lemay Trollope s literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid twentieth century.See also enpedia wiki Anthony_



Comments Christmas at Thompson Hall: A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale

  • Sue

    A nice change of pace during this hectic season. I enjoyed this visit to Victorian England in what is in some ways a Christmas story, but in more ways is just a lot of period fun. Trollope is always a keeper.


  • JulieDurnell

    A great comedy of errors with a Christmas theme!


  • Amanda

    This was a delightful story about the yearning to be home for Christmas and the blunders that hinder along the way. I loved Trollope's writing style and the way he explained the minute thoughts that pass through a character's head in times of stress. I read this story in the Christmas Stories Everyman's Pocket Classics, but wanted to highlight this lovely story and make sure it didn't get forgotten in a potentially lackluster anthology.


  • Hope

    Although it takes place at Christmastime, the time of year is not integral to the story. More light-hearted than Trollope's usual fare. I chuckled throughout, but thought the ending was a bit weak.


  • Claude

    For some reason, I have trouble relating to Trollope. I get bored very easily. I guess that in this case, I got intimidated by the name, which is why I gave it 3 stars. To be perfectly honest, I got so bored that I could have given only one or two. I must be too thick to perceive the humour.


  • Laura

    I listened to this as an audiobook. The first three chapters had me shaking with laughter, and although the ending wasn’t as strong as it could have been, it ended very nicely with all ends tied up.


  • Anne-Marie

    Mrs Brown is beside herself with joy. Her family are gathering at Thompson Hall in Stratford-le-Bow for Christmas to meet her younger sister’s fiancé. For the first time in eight years, she will be spending Christmas in England instead of France and is eager to arrive in time for Christmas Eve. Her husband, however, is less keen. He has a sore throat and insists on stopping off at the Grand Hotel in Paris on the way home. After clambering into bed, Mr Brown asks for some mustard to ease his p [...]


  • Leslie

    Amusing short story. Although the events take place at Christmas time, as a couple are traveling from Pau to England to spend Christmas with family, it is not a "Christmas story" such as A Christmas Carol or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Instead it is a quietly amusing look at the foibles of the British matron abroad.


  • Pippin

    Quite the rummy thing to read for our Christmas get together this year, but come to think on it, it was more runny than rummy. Em, yeeees. Everyone smoked the wizzit about half way through. A good laughs here and there - more smirks than out and out hyena calls, but we all snookered together that Wodehouse would have handled this story with more dexterity. The ending was like being stuck on one of those round-abouts - you know the beastly thing where you go round and round with no way to break f [...]


  • Max Berman

    This is a slight, humorous and enjoyable novella that revolves around a misunderstanding of no great consequence that nevertheless tries the emotions of everyone involved. As a Christmas story, the relation is very slight and it was personally refreshing to find no hint of either religious or commercial association usual to the genre.


  • Kirsty

    An odd, but interesting little tale, which never steers away from melodrama. I read this as part of the Everyman Christmas Stories collection, as selected by Diana Secker Tesdell.


  • Theresa

    3.5 Amusing novella of mixups at Christmas.


  • Kathleen

    This novella had me laughing hysterically. I knew Trollope had a sense of humor, but I didn't know he could write farce so well. There's something almost Wodehousian about this little book, if I can be anachronistic. It illustrates well Trollope's satirical and yet compassionate knowledge of the emotional upheavals some of us have in response to the mystifying incidents of daily life.


  • Cyndi

    Wandering into the wrong hotel at night and mistaking your unknown brother-in-law for your husband and putting a mustard pack on his throat makes for an awkward Christmas Dinner. Funny. Told in proper English requires a stiff upper lip and no one wants to tell the family what happened.


  • Selah Pike

    A cute, if clichéd, Christmas story. I listened to an audio version, which i can't find on GR, and the narrator sounded like Kermit the Frog! That *might* have affected my enjoyment. :/


  • Ed

    Satirical novella. I had forgotten how very funny Trollope can be. Excellent.


  • Sem

    Who knew that mustard plasters could be so thrilling?


  • Jennifer Morefield

    A lovely, humorous Victorian story that happened at Christmas time. Very cute! Loved it I listened to this book on Chapter a Day. Norm Gilleland did a wonderful job of narrating it.


  • Mama

    Trollope was joking AND exaggeratingSo glad to know. Agonizing read anyway.


  • Elisabeth

    My first Trollope! I will be reading more.


  • Sarah

    I'm really glad that thanks to modern medicine we don't have to rely on mustard plaster to soothe a sore throat.


  • LauraT

    WHen did Trollope got to be ironic?Always of course, but here he chukcles more


  • MarieJ

    Hilarious!


  • Hilary

    I am amused.


  • Melora

    Sweet and silly. I really enjoyed this!


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