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Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

Author of Barchester Towers

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About the Author

Anthony Trollope was born in London, England on April 24, 1815. In 1834, he became a junior clerk in the General Post Office, London. In 1841, he became a deputy postal surveyor in Banagher, Ireland. He was sent on many postal missions ending up as a surveyor general in the post office outside of show more London. His first novel, The Macdermots of Ballycloran, was published in 1847. His other works included Castle Richmond, The Last Chronicle of Barset, Lady Anna, The Two Heroines of Plumplington, and The Noble Jilt. He died after suffering from a paralytic stroke on December 6, 1882. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Anthony Trollope

Barchester Towers (1857) — Author — 4,879 copies
The Warden (1855) — Author — 4,319 copies
The Way We Live Now (1874) 2,829 copies
Can You Forgive Her? (1973) 2,330 copies
Doctor Thorne (1858) 2,067 copies
The Eustace Diamonds (1871) 1,969 copies
Phineas Finn (1869) 1,885 copies
Framley Parsonage (1861) 1,840 copies
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) — Author — 1,788 copies
The Small House at Allington (1862) 1,769 copies
The Prime Minister (1875) 1,281 copies
Phineas Redux (1873) 1,195 copies
The Duke's Children (1880) 1,167 copies
He Knew He Was Right (1869) 982 copies
Rachel Ray (1863) 723 copies
Orley Farm (1861) 694 copies
An Autobiography (1883) 573 copies
The American Senator (1877) 552 copies
Dr. Wortle's School (1881) 488 copies
Lady Anna (1874) 484 copies
The Claverings (1866) 473 copies
Castle Richmond (1860) 434 copies
Miss Mackenzie (1865) 414 copies
The Belton Estate (1866) 394 copies
Cousin Henry (1879) 360 copies
The Three Clerks (1857) 352 copies
Ayala's Angel (1880) 352 copies
The Warden / Barchester Towers (1936) — Author — 348 copies
The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870) 342 copies
The Bertrams (1859) 311 copies
The Kellys and the O'Kellys (1848) — Author — 307 copies
Is He Popenjoy? (1877) 295 copies
Ralph the Heir (1871) 288 copies
An Eye for an Eye (1879) 280 copies
An Old Man's Love (1884) — Author — 273 copies
Mr. Scarborough's Family (1882) 259 copies
John Caldigate (1879) 240 copies
Kept in the Dark (1882) 227 copies
The Golden Lion of Granpère (1872) 222 copies
The Fixed Period (1882) 197 copies
Marion Fay (1881) 195 copies
La Vendée (1850) 187 copies
The Landleaguers (1883) 176 copies
Linda Tressel (1993) 150 copies
North America (1862) 149 copies
Nina Balatka (1867) 147 copies
The Pallisers [abridged] (1974) 51 copies
Thackeray (1879) 45 copies
Hunting Sketches (1934) 42 copies
Christmas at Thompson Hall (1978) 38 copies
The New Zealander (1969) 35 copies
Later Short Stories (1995) 28 copies
Barchester Towers (Volume 1 of 2) (1910) — Author — 27 copies
An Editor's Tales (1981) 27 copies
The Bedside Barsetshire (1949) 25 copies
Aaron Trow (1861) 23 copies
Early Short Stories (1994) 20 copies
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1/2) (1951) — Author — 20 copies
South Africa (1973) 20 copies
The Last Chronicle of Barset (2/2) (1906) — Author — 20 copies
North America, Volume 1 (1968) 19 copies
North America, Volume 2 (1987) 17 copies
The Commentaries of Caesar (1875) 16 copies
Alice Dugdale (1979) 15 copies
A Ride Across Palestine (1861) 15 copies
The Warden / Barchester Towers / Doctor Thorne (2002) — Author — 14 copies
Australia and New Zealand (1873) 14 copies
The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box (1861) — Author — 13 copies
The Trollope Reader (1947) 12 copies
Christmas at Kirkby Cottage (1870) 11 copies
The Courtship of Susan Bell (2004) 11 copies
Returning Home (1861) 11 copies
London Tradesmen (2003) 11 copies
Australia. Vol. 1 of 2 (1987) 11 copies
Lord Palmerston (2003) 10 copies
Australia. Vol. 2 of 2 (1987) 10 copies
The Edge 9 copies
Mrs. General Talboys (2004) 8 copies
Travelling Sketches (1866) 8 copies
Orley Farm: Volume 2 (2008) 8 copies
George Walker at Suez (2005) 7 copies
The Lady of Launay (1878) 7 copies
Australia (1967) 7 copies
Orley Farm: Volume 1 (2003) 6 copies
Did He Steal It? (1952) 5 copies
The Noble Jilt (2013) 5 copies
The Mistletoe Bough (2008) 5 copies
La Mère Bauche (2006) 5 copies
Novels and Stories (1946) 5 copies
Malachi's Cove (1864) 4 copies
Orley Farm: Volume 3 (2003) 4 copies
Short Fiction 3 copies
Notes on the Old Drama (1988) 3 copies
An autobiography, v.I (2015) 3 copies
The Last Austrian Who Left Venice (2010) — Author — 3 copies
The Saint Pauls magazine (1981) 3 copies
The Gentle Euphemia (1866) 2 copies
The last chronicle of Barset (1/3) — Author — 1 copy
Cecilia 1 copy
The Noble Jilt / Did He Steal It? (1981) — Author — 1 copy
Auge um Auge 1 copy
Lady Anna, Vol. I (2011) 1 copy
Lotta Schmidt (2018) 1 copy
Rachel Ray: Volume 2 (1999) 1 copy
The Warden [BBC Radio] (2009) 1 copy
The last chronicle of Barset (3/3) — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contributor — 189 copies
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contributor — 176 copies
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contributor — 149 copies
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contributor — 147 copies
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contributor — 137 copies
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 133 copies
Outstanding Short Stories [Penguin Readers] (1982) — Contributor — 98 copies
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contributor — 84 copies
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contributor — 74 copies
Selected Stories from the 19th Century (2000) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contributor — 66 copies
The Barchester Chronicles [1982 TV serial] (2005) — Original story — 64 copies
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contributor — 48 copies
Pearl S. Buck's Book of Christmas (1605) — Contributor — 45 copies
Great English Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Contributor — 39 copies
The Way We Live Now [2001 TV mini series] (2001) — Original book — 37 copies
Selected English Short Stories (First Series) (1914) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contributor — 34 copies
He Knew He Was Right [2004 TV mini series] (1963) — Original novel — 29 copies
A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories (2006) — Contributor — 29 copies
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Contributor — 27 copies
The Book Lovers (1976) — Contributor — 26 copies
Venice Stories (2018) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Pallisers [1974 TV mini-series] (2000) — Original story — 24 copies
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contributor — 24 copies
The World's Greatest Books Volume 08 Fiction (1910) — Contributor — 24 copies
Cuentos de amor victorianos (2004) — Contributor — 21 copies
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (2004) — Contributor — 20 copies
Doctor Thorne [2016 TV miniseries] (2014) — Original Novel — 19 copies
A Century of Thrillers from Poe to Arlen (First Series) (1934) — Contributor — 18 copies
Stories by English Authors (1902) — Contributor — 15 copies
Penguin Christmas Classics (2016) 13 copies
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contributor — 11 copies
Stories by English Authors: Italy (2012) — Contributor — 11 copies
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contributor — 9 copies
The Pallisers (1975) — Original novels — 7 copies
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contributor — 7 copies
A Treasury of Great Short Stories — Contributor — 7 copies
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contributor — 7 copies
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship (2009) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Trials of Love (1990) — Contributor — 6 copies
Cuentos victorianos de Navidad (2017) — Contributor — 5 copies
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contributor — 5 copies
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Contributor — 5 copies
Half-Hours with Great Novelists (1884) — Contributor — 4 copies
Great Love Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2016) — Contributor — 4 copies
Six Short Stories (1991) — Contributor — 4 copies
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Contributor — 4 copies
Loves and Deaths (1972) — Contributor — 4 copies
Collected Classics, Vol. 2 (2000) — Contributor — 4 copies
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Contributor — 4 copies
A Christmas Anthology (2011) — Contributor — 3 copies
The Pallisers: Set Three [1974 TV serial] (2001) — Original story — 3 copies
The Pallisers: Set One [1974 TV serial] (2000) — Original story — 3 copies
Barchester Towers: A Victorian Comedy in Three Acts (1938) — Original Novel — 3 copies
Classic British Short Stories (2009) — Contributor — 2 copies
A Reader for Writers — Contributor — 2 copies
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contributor — 2 copies
Best Railway Stories (1969) — Contributor — 2 copies
A Book of Narratives (1917) — Contributor — 2 copies
Tales of Two Countries (1955) — Contributor — 2 copies
Short Stories Retold - Book 1 — Contributor — 1 copy
Sapte povesti de calatorie — Contributor — 1 copy
Country Living Magazine Christmas Stories (1995) — Contributor — 1 copy
The Pallisers: Set Two [1974 TV serial] (2000) — Author — 1 copy
Short Stories: Old and New — Contributor — 1 copy

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Reviews

In a departure from his typical English or Irish heroine, Trollope presents readers with Nina Balatka, a poor Czech Catholic woman who cares for her elderly widowed father whose business failures have left them living in a house they no longer own and on the brink of starvation. The house is owned by Josef Balatka’s Jewish business partner, Stephen Trendellsohn, whose son Anton has somehow become engaged to Josef’s daughter, Nina. The prospect of an interfaith marriage displeases both families, with Nina’s mother’s relatives, the Zamenoys, determined to prevent the marriage. For the Zamenoys, the end justifies the means, and if lying and cheating will accomplish their goal, they have no scruples about it. The deed to the house occupied by Nina and her father becomes a weapon for both sides, with the Zamenoys using it to try to separate the engaged couple and Anton Trendellsohn using it to force Nina to prove her loyalty to him.

Trollope never explains how the engagement happened. Nina’s part is more understandable. When her own relatives and the church fail to provide either physical or emotional support, it’s no wonder that Nina would respond to love and kindness from someone of another faith. Anton’s motives are more puzzling given the character that Trollope develops for him.

Trollope’s description of the Jewish characters’ physical and personal characteristics reflects the antisemitism of his era. Despite this, Trollope describes synagogue worship practice in a respectful way, and his Jewish characters are better exemplars of a Christian ethic of behavior than are his Christian characters.
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cbl_tn | 5 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |
Slow and mighty descriptive, but I enjoyed listening to this as an audiobook.
 
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fmclellan | 127 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is a more ambitious novel than The Warden, where that book's strengths are amplified in the genuinely enjoyable characterisation and narrative, but also the digressions abound and the set pieces expand to fill space seemingly not editorially constrained. Enjoyable overall however
 
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djh_1962 | 105 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
I read this (having avoided Trollope all my life) after reading Peter Hall’s praise in his riveting Diaries. I am glad I did. Gripping narrative, credible characterisation and surprisingly relatable situations. Although I admire Trollope’s instincts, the disproportionate discourses on the press and lawyers amongst other things jar slightly. Otherwise for me an ideal book for the holidays.
 
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Alexy Pendle Illustrator
Peter Reddick Illustrator
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Works
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Members
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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Favorited
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