Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope (1861) is one of the Barsetshire novels. In this story about a clergyman whose worldly ambitions get him into serious troubles many of our old friends reappear: Doctor Thorne, Miss Dunstable, Mrs Proudie, the Grantleys, the Crawleys. It's like visiting home to encounter them as their lives move along, they fall in love and marry, their children make their way out into the world, they cope with illness and poverty.
Every Trollope novel has to have a love story. The rector's sister, in her love for Lord Lufton, shows another sort of ambition. Lucy Robarts looks above herself in rank when she allows herself to fall in love with Lord Lufton.
Trollope would be irate if he were to hear us call him a proto-feminist, but he has produced in Framley Parsonage another novel in which the women are stronger, wiser, and more patient than the men. Lucy Robarts is one of his finest characters and certainly his finest young girl in love.