Anthony Trollope

A Companion


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About the Book

Anthony Trollope’s novels and stories entertain while vividly bringing the Victorian era to life. His deep empathy for the underdog led him to subvert conventions, exploring the lives of women, as well as men, and choosing as heroes and heroines outsiders who would be viewed with suspicion by his readers. Trollope’s profound insight to human nature made him the first novelist in English to develop three dimensional characters and to create the novel sequence. This literary companion introduces readers to his life and work. A-to-Z entries explore Trollope’s short story collections, and nonfiction contributions, as well as important themes in the works. This companion also includes fresh voices of contributors that bring in their contemporary insights to bear on Trollope’s achievements, facilitating the understanding of Trollope’s perspectives in relation to feminism, queer studies, and transnationalism.

About the Author(s)

Nicholas Birns is on the faculty of New York University’s Center for the Applied Liberal Arts and is the author and editor of many journal articles and books.

John F. Wirenius is a lawyer, deacon and novelist who is based in Albany, New York. He is the author of a novel continuing Trollope’s Palliser series, and of other books and articles on legal and religious issues intersecting with Trollope’s concerns.

Laurence W. Mazzeno, president emeritus of Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, is the author or editor of 20+ books and more than 300 articles and reviews on literature and history. He lives in Arvada, Colorado.

Sue Norton, a lecturer of English at the Technological University Dublin since 1999, previously taught in University College Dublin, University College Cork and New Jersey City University.

Bibliographic Details

Nicholas Birns and John F. Wirenius. Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 241
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7769-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4425-7
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Preface  1
Abbreviations  2
Introduction  3
Anthony Trollope: A Brief Biography  9
Chronological List of Trollope’s Major Publications  14
Anthony Trollope: A Companion  19
Appendix: General Secondary Bibliography of Anthony Trollope  225
Works Cited  229
Index  233

Book Reviews & Awards

“Birns and Wirenius have written a clear, comprehensive, well-documented treatment of this major Victorian novelist….highly recommended”—Choice