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Phineas Finn


First serialised in St. Paul's Magazine in 1867; as a novel in 1869. This is the second novel in Trollope's Palliser series of six novels: Can You Forgive Her? (1864), Phineas Finn (1869), The Eustace Diamonds (1873), Phineas Redux (1874), The Prime Minister (1876), and The Duke's Children (1879).

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Great Akinetoses!

What on earth does Phineas mean in Chapter 9, "The New Government," when he says, referring to Mr Kennedy, "Great Akinetoses! You know Orion. Akinetos means 'immutable'. Obviously Phineas means Mr Kennedy is stolid and stony. But why "Great"? Why "Orion"? What's the reference?

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