Anthony Trollope

Standard Name: Trollope, Anthony
AT was a popular and exceptionally productive Victorian novelist. Priding himself particularly on the creation of individual characters, he also captures the workings of social institutions like the Church, marriage, parliamentary politics, and the exercise of power in families. As well as his forty-seven novels he is remembered for short fiction, travel books, journalism of various kinds, and an autobiography. He initiated the practice of a series of novels, each self-contained but linked together by shared characters or settings.


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Education Frances Eleanor Trollope
Their mother educated the sisters.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
FET had a wonderful singing voice. Later in her life, with the financial assistance of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope , she travelled to Florence to study singing; her mother...
Education Anna Steele
AS does not seem to have had any formal education. If her upbringing was like that of her younger sister Katherine, she never attended school, and it is unclear whether she or her sisters had...
Education Virginia Woolf
Between 1 January and 30 June 1897, her reading included but was not limited to the following: Charlotte Brontë , Lady Barlow (a commentator on Charles Darwin ), Dinah Mulock Craik , George Eliot ,...
Family and Intimate relationships Joanna Trollope
The novelists Frances Trollope and her far more famous son Anthony Trollope were collateral but not direct ancestors of JT . She has praised them both warmly in print, perhaps more for their personal qualities...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Following his death Charles Collins (Wilkie 's brother), with his wife (the former Kate Dickens ) and family, were the main sources of support for ATR and her sister. Between 1,500 and 2,000 mourners...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Trollope
In the eight years following her marriage, FT had seven children. One died in infancy and another at a young age. In fact, only her eldest and youngest sons, Thomas Adolphus and Anthony , survived...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Trollope
Her husband's presence disrupted their domestic harmony.
Trollope, Thomas Adolphus. What I Remember. Harper and Brothers.
Thomas Anthony Trollope was not a violent or vicious man, but despite his affection for his family, his bad temper and melancholy ensured that [n]o one of...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Trollope
Novelist Anthony Trollope was FT 's youngest son. Through correspondence, and travelling and living together, they maintained a close friendship throughout their lives. His portrait of FT's character in his autobiography paints her as neither...
Fictionalization Hannah More
The death of such a revered character produced an instant backlash. Thomas de Quincey (who had visited HM unwillingly as a young man) attacked both her literary works and her character in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine...
Fictionalization Margaret Oliphant
It is almost impossible to calculate MO 's lifetime earnings as an author: she used various different publishers, and borrowed money from them as well as waiting to be paid. But it seems from the...
Friends, Associates Frances Eleanor Trollope
In addition to her supportive professional relationship with her husband, FET was also close to other writers such as Charles Dickens , her brother-in-law Anthony Trollope , her mother-in-law Frances Trollope , and George Eliot
Friends, Associates Emily Davies
In London, ED met John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor . At Emily Faithfull 's parties, frequented by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Isa Craig , and Bessie Rayner Parkes, she met Anthony Trollope , Louis Blanc
Friends, Associates Anna Steele
Through her youngest sister AS met many key figures of the day, including Irish Home-Rule leader Charles Stewart Parnell (Katherine O'Shea's long-term lover and eventual husband), and Justin McCarthy , novelist and Irish Home-Rule MP...
Friends, Associates Emma Caroline Wood
Visitors to Rivenhall included Edwin Landseer , Anthony Trollope and George Meredith . Frequent visits of guests, coupled with the fact that the entire family was expected to participate actively in social life, gave the...
Friends, Associates Bessie Rayner Parkes
BRP knew personally and corresponded with many of the Victorian intelligentsia. In addition to her Langham Place associates already mentioned, her literary friends and acquaintances included Matilda Hays , Harriet Martineau , Anthony Trollope ,...


April 1817: The first issue of Blackwood's Edinburgh...

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April 1817

The first issue of Blackwood's EdinburghMagazine appeared; founder William Blackwood intended to offer Tory competition to the liberal Edinburgh Review.

1856: Under the direction of Sir Rowland Hill,...

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Under the direction of Sir Rowland Hill , London was divided into twelve postal districts, named after the points of the compass (SW, W, NW, etc.) with two central districts: WC and EC.
“London’s Postcodes (ZIP Codes)”. LondonTown.

7 February 1865: The first issue appeared of George Smith's...

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7 February 1865

The first issue appeared of George Smith 's innovative evening newspaper, The Pall Mall Gazette.

October 1867: The first issue of Saint Pauls was published...

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October 1867

The first issue of Saint Pauls was published by James Sprent Virtue ; editor Anthony Trollope created a shilling periodical featuring serials, reviews, and political discussion.

By Christmas 1869: Francis Galton, mathematician, scientist,...

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By Christmas 1869

Francis Galton , mathematician, scientist, and eugenicist, published Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into its Laws and Consequences,

March 1874: The final issue of Saint Paul's was publ...

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March 1874

The final issue of Saint Paul's was published.

12 April 1877: The Transvaal in South Africa was annexed...

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12 April 1877

The Transvaal in South Africa was annexed for the UK when Sir Theophilus Shepstone marched into it with twenty-five policemen and a Union Jack,
Gilderdale, Betty. The Seven Lives of Lady Barker. Canterbury University Press.
as Anthony Trollope put it.

April 1879: James Murray—editor since 1 March of what...

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April 1879

James Murray —editor since 1 March of what was to become the Oxford English Dictionary—issued an Appeal for readers to supply illustrative quotations.


Trollope, Anthony. An Autobiography. William Blackwood and Sons, 1883.
Trollope, Anthony. An Autobiography. Harper and Brothers, 1883.
Trollope, Anthony. An Autobiography. Oxford University Press, 1961.
Trollope, Anthony. Barchester Towers. Longman, 1857.
Trollope, Anthony et al. Can You Forgive Her?. Chapman and Hall, 1865.
Trollope, Anthony, and Marcus Stone. He Knew He Was Right. Strahan and Co., 1870.
Trollope, Anthony. The Letters of Anthony Trollope. Editors Hall, N. John and Nina Burgis, Stanford University Press, 1983.
Trollope, Anthony. The Macdermots of Ballycloran. Oxford University Press, 1989.
Trollope, Anthony. The Warden. Longman, 1855.
Trollope, Anthony, and L. G. Fawkes. The Way We Live Now. Chapman and Hall, 1875.