One of Trollope's best short novels tells of a father's vacillation over his daughter's wish to marry his nephew, who is a scamp and a wastrel. Although a sad tale, it is nonetheless brightened with Trollope's inevitable touches of humor.
On the death of his son, Sir Harry Hotspur had determined to give his property to his daughter Emily. She is beautiful and as strong-willed and high-principled as her father. Then she falls in love with the black-sheep of the family.
"Sometimes a Great Fall"