Conchita turns to Nan for help in dealing with her unwanted pregnancy. Nan, who has been kept on a short leash as far as money goes, opens her heart to her and says she would like nothing better than...
Nan returns to her husband's home where she and Julius strike a truce of sorts. Julius' mother, the Dowager Duchess, tells him to wait six months so as to ensure she is not pregnant by another man. ...
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles, and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip, and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Because of their "new money" background, four American girls have difficulty breaking into the upper-crust society of New York. Laura Testvalley, the governess of one of the girls, suggests a London season and thus the young women set sail for England and the unsuspecting English aristocracy. In England, all the girls soon find eligible husbands and the youngest girl, Nan, seems to land the best husband of them all: the handsome and very wealthy Julius, Duke of Trevennick. Nan and Julius meet for the first time in a ruin, which is an indication of where their marriage is soon heading. After the nuptials, Julius seems more interested in clocks and stable boys than Nan's happiness, and all the girls soon discover that English upper-class men are not at all what they expected and hoped for.Written by
Story is loosely based on American heiresses Consuelo Vanderbilt, Jennie Jerome ( Winston Churchill's Mother's) & Frances Work ( Great grandmother of Princess Diana). See more »
Lov'd I Not Honour More
Words by Richard Lovelace
Performed by Olive Simpson See more »
Not a Fan
Overall I felt rather bored. I did not care for any of the characters. I had read it was to get better as you go but I did not overly feel it. Sure there was some interesting aspects but I believe if I had cared more for the characters perhaps then the situations would have effected me more. Though I have not read the book myself, I am certain that those who had read the novel should enjoy the show better being that they should have much more insight into the characters. Although they may not actually like the show if it does not accurately portray the novel. All in all it may just depend on your taste. It was much too bland for me.
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