An English romance, but from a different perspective.
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)From the Hardcover edition.
There is nothing so melancholy as a country in its decadence, unless it be a people in their decadence. I am not aware that the latter misfortune can be attributed to the Anglo-Saxon race in any part of the world; but there is reason to fear that it has fallen on an English colony in the island of Jamaica.
Second of the 6 Palliser novels, this is the story of an Irish M.P. who asks questions about honesty, independence and parliamentary democracy. Includes notes on the text.
It is a certainty of service to a man to know who were his grandfathers and who were his grandmothers if he entertain an ambition to move in the upper circles of society, and also of service to be able to speak of them as of persons who were themselves somebodies in their time.
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