Synopses & Reviews
The author of forty-seven novels, plus travel books, biographies, essays, and critical works, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was the most prolific of the great Victorian writers. Now The Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope
brings together thirty-six leading scholars who provide an accessible, authoritative, and wide-ranging reference work on this important literary figure.
Here, in more than 500 A-Z entries, readers will find a wealth of information on Trollope's life, his works, and the historical and social context in which he lived. Trollope's writing career spanned almost half a century and his circle of friends reads like a who's who of Victorian England--and it's all captured here. The contributors offer illuminating essays on Trollope's major works--including the famed Barsetshire Novels and Paliser Novels--as well as on the many lesser known but no less accomplished books. The volume also examines Trollope's personal life, offering fresh information on such well documented aspects as his work at the Post Office and his famous circle of friends. Moreover, the contributors provide the most recent findings on aspects of Trollope's career only recently addressed by scholars: his work as a biographer and journalist, the importance of his extensive travels abroad, and the astonishing reappraisal of his work over the last few decades. And the Companion includes a chronology of Trollope's life, a family tree, maps, a thematic overview, and an extensive bibliography.
Packed with information based on the most current research, this attractively illustrated volume provides an unparalleled guide to one of the great nineteenth-century writers. It belongs on the shelf of everyone who loves English literature.
In more than 500 A-to-Z entries, 36 leading scholars provide accessible, authoritative, and wide-ranging information on this important literary figure--his life, his works, and the historical context in which he lived.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -624).
About the Author
is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. He is the author of Anthony Trollope: The Artist in Hiding
and Victorian Popular Fiction 1860-1880.
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How to Use this Book
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
The Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope