The Barsetshire Novels, are as a group one of the great works of the 19th -century English fiction. These novels-the first serial fiction in English literature-follow the intrigues of ambition and love in the cathedral town of Barsetshire.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was born in London to a bankrupt barrister father and a mother who, as a well-known writer, supported the family. Trollope enjoyed considerable acclaim both as a novelist and as a senior civil servant in the Post Office. He published more than forty novels and many short stories that are regarded by some as among the greatest of nineteenth-century fiction.
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