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Anthony Trollope


Anthony Trollope
Did you know that Trollope worked for 33 years in the British postal service, and is credited with introducing the now iconic red mailboxes for outgoing letters, known as pillar-boxes, to Britain? Read more about Trollope's life and lesser-known career as a civil servant at this Finnish resource on literary figures from Virgil to contemporary authors.

The Literary Encyclopedia: Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882)
Learn about Trollope's family, his impoverished childhood and years as a postal service worker. The account follows his prolific writing career from the early social comedies to later darker works such as He Knew He Was Right, mentioning the critical acclaim he received along the way. "The Literary Encyclopedia is an authoritative, up-to-date reference work written by named scholars, most of whom are current university teachers."

The Trollope Society
The Trollope Society, with branches in New York and London, was founded to promote interest in and awareness of Trollope's work. The London Society was founded in 1987 in order to print a uniform edition of Trollope's 47 novels, now complete. In addition to membership information, find a biography of Anthony Trollope and a map of his fictional Barsetshire County.

Trollope Society Short Story Prize
To encourage interest in Anthony Trollope's novels, the London-based Trollope Society has established an annual short story competition. The emphasis is on reading -- and writing -- for fun. The winner of the competition, open to secondary-school (pre-university) students from the ages of fifteen to nineteen, will receive a £1,000 ($1,400 USD) and his or her story will be published in the Society's quarterly journal, Trollopiana.

Lawyers Who Love Trollope
In April 2001, Valentine Cunningham, professor of English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, presented a lecture on family law and Victorian fiction (emphasizing Trollope) to members of the New York Bar Association. The organizers included the matrimonial committee of the Bar Association and the Trollope Society. Strange bedfellows? Rebecca Mead, staff writer for The New Yorker since 1997, describes the event.

Yahoo! Groups: Trollope
Trollope fans unite! This reading group of over 200 members was founded online in 1994. Subscribers can read Trollope's works in weekly segments and engage in specific literary and Victorian-era discussions with other members.

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He Knew He Was Right


The Victorian Web: Anthony Trollope
The Victorian Web, an Internet resource about the Victorian period, is maintained by George P. Landow, professor of English and Art History at Brown University. Here, the site presents information on social, political, and religious contexts, themes and characterization of Trollope's novels and more. A biography of Trollope is available and visitors can click on He Knew He was Right under Trollope's 'Works' to read an introduction to the novel.

Project Gutenberg: He Knew He Was Right
Project Gutenberg, a 30-year-old organization dedicated to making significant texts accessible and free to readers, presents He Knew He Was Right in its entirety. For links to more of the author's novels available online, click on 'Anthony Trollope' or read Trollope's Autobiography.

On the Original Illustrations of Trollope's Fiction
Marcus Stone illustrated the original edition of Trollope's He Knew He Was Right with a total of 64 illustrations and vignettes. This extensive literary Web site by a husband and wife duo of Trollopians, includes a collection of these drawings along with a review of Stone's style. The site has plenty of Trollope information, including a biography, a chronology of his work, Trollope's non-fiction (essays and criticism,) and the text of a lecture delivered to the Trollope Society in London.

Trollope, Anthony: He Knew He Was Right
The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database developed by the New York University School of Medicine provides a synopsis of He Knew He Was Right with emphasis on the mental deterioration of Louis Trevelyn, the main character. Links are available to an array of other literary examples covering such subjects as mental illness, obsession and marital discord.

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Bibliography


Understanding Trollope

Hall, N. John ed., The Letters of Anthony Trollope. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1983.

Handley, Graham, ed. Trollope the Traveler: Selections from Anthony Trollope's Travel Writings. Chicago, IL: Ivan R Dee, Inc., 1995.

Moody, Ellen. Trollope on the Net. Hambledon & London, 2000.

Skilton, David. Anthony Trollope and His Contemporaries: A Study in the Theory and Conventions of Mid-Victorian Fiction. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Terry, R.C., ed. Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Terry, R.C., ed. Trollope: Interviews and Recollections. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1987.

Trollope, Anthony. An Autobiography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Turner, Mark W. Trollope and the Magazines: Gendered Issues in Mid-Victorian Britain. New York, NY: Palgrave, 2000.

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By Trollope


Series
Chronicles of Barsetshire
The Warden (1855)
Barchester Towers (1857)
Doctor Thorne (1858)
Framley Parsonage (1860)
The Small House at Allington (1864)
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)
The Barsetshire Novels (omnibus) (1906)

Palliser
Can You Forgive Her? (1864)
Phineas Finn (1869)
The Eustace Diamonds (1872)
Phineas Redux (1874)
The Prime Minister (1876)
The Duke's Children (1880)

Novels
The MacDermots of Ballycloran (1847)
The Kellys And the O'Kellys (1848)
La Vendée (1850)
The Three Clerks (1858)
The Bertrams (1859)
Castle Richmond (1860)
Orley Farm (1862)
The Struggles of Brown, Jones, And Robinson, By One of the Firm (1862)
Rachel Ray (1863)
The Belton Estate (1865)
Miss Mackenzie (1865)
The Golden Lion of Granpere (1867)
Nina Balatka (1867)
The Claverings (1867)
Linda Tressel (1868)
He Knew He Was Right (1869)
The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870)
Ralph the Heir (1871)
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite (1871)
Lady Anna (1873)
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil (1874)
The Way We Live Now (1875)
The American Senator (1877)
Is He Popenjoy? (1878)
Lady of Launay (1878)
Cousin Henry (1879)
An Eye for an Eye (1879)
John Caldigate (1879)
Life of Cicero (1880)
Ayala's Angel (1881)
Dr. Wortle's School (1881)
The Fixed Period (1882)
Kept in the Dark (1882)
Marion Fay (1882)
Mr. Scarborough's Family (1883)
The Landleaguers (1883)
An Old Man's Love (1884)

Collections
Complete Short Stories: Courtship and Marriage (1883)
The Spotted Dog, And Other Stories (1950)
Mary Gresley, and Other Stories (1951)
Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1981)
Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices, and Other Stories (1882)
Malachi's Cove and Other Stories and Essays (1985)

Non-Fiction
The West Indies And the Spanish Main (1859)
North America (1862)
Australia And New Zealand (1873)
South Africa (1878)
An Autobiography (1883)


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