This is the 3rd in Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barchester, and my favorite (so far). Dr. Thorne lives with his niece Mary in the English village of Greshamsbury which is dominated by the wealthy Gresham family. Frank, the heir of the Gresham estate, has fallen in love with Mary Thorne, but circumstances have doomed their future. The Gresham family has fallen into heavy debt and Frank needs to save the family by marrying a wealthy heiress. Unfortunately, not only does Mary no have a fortune, she is the illegitimate child of Dr. Thorne's dead brother. With humor and satire, Trollope unfolds a charming Victorian novel that gently criticizes the social values of class and birth. Excellently read by Simon Vance.