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Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope (1815-82) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire, but he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and... show more



Anthony Trollope (1815-82) became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire, but he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.Photo by Napoleon Sarony [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: April 24, 1815
Died: December 06, 1882
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 10 months ago
I had fallen in love with Trollope's writing with his 'Chronicles of Barsetshire', particularly 'Barchester Towers' which had all of the social comedy I wanted from a period novel and a broader portrait of life in England in the mid-19th century. Trollope wore his prejudices proudly and his biases w...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 1 year ago
I really love Anthony Trollope, and his Chronicles of Barsetshire, to me, reach a level of Victorian perfection that was only attained by a select few authors and books. He manages to perfectly balance satire and seriousness, acerbity and sweetness, and he writes with an infinitely generous spirit. ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
'The Last Chronicle of Barset' is a novel about Privilege, and how when you have Privilege you suffer more than common people, whose lives being always terrible, are used to it and don't feel pain. Trollope goes to great lengths to prove to the reader that starving in a hovel doesn't compare to the ...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
According to Trollope's autobiography (1) he didn't think much of this novel, and was particularly critical of his plot and (2) it didn't sell at all well, unlike his other 1859 work, Dr. Thorne. Well, Trollope may not always have been a particularly good critic of his own work, but I'm inclined t...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
In the chapters of his autobiography where he talks about this book (I've been dipping into it as I read the novels), Trollope expresses surprise that his publishers told him it was his bestselling novel. I'm not so surprised. If you're going to write a perfectly conventional romance plot, with a cl...
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