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Publication Order of Chronicles of Barsetshire Books

The Warden (1855)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barchester Towers (1857)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Thorne (1858)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framley Parsonage (1861)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Small House at Allington (1864)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Palliser Books

Can You Forgive Her? (1865)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phineas Finn (1869)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eustace Diamonds (1872)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phineas Redux (1874)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prime Minister (1876)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke's Children (1880)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kellys and the O'Kellys (1848)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
La Vendee (1850)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Clerks (1858)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bertrams (1859)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle Richmond (1860)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orley Farm (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, By One of the Firm (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rachel Ray (1863)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Mackenzie (1865)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Belton Estate (1865)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Lion of Granpere (1867)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Claverings (1867)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nina Balatka (1867)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Linda Tressel (1868)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Knew He Was Right (1869)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ralph the Heir (1871)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite (1871)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Anna (1874)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil (1874)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way We Live Now (1875)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The American Senator (1877)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady of Launay (1878)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is He Popenjoy? (1878)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cousin Henry (1879)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Eye for an Eye (1879)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Caldigate (1879)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Cicero, Vol. 1 (1880)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Cicero, Vol. 2 (1880)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ayala's Angel (1881)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Wortle's School (1881)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marion Fay (1882)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fixed Period (1882)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kept in the Dark (1882)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Scarborough's Family (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Landleaguers (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Old Man's Love (1884)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Relics of General Chasse: A Tale of Antwerp (1860)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courtship Of Susan Bell (1860)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unprotected Female At The Pyramids (1860)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chateau Of Prince Polignac (1860)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Returning Home (1861)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
George Walker At Suez (1861)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parson's Daughter Of Oxney Colne (1861)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Kept His Money In A Box (1864)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. General Talboys (1864)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunting Sketches (1865)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Telegraph Girl (1877)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the (1878)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice Dugdale (1878)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistletoe Bough (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at Thompson Hall (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Complete Short Stories: Courtship and Marriage (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spotted Dog and Other Stories (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary Gresley and Other Stories (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frau Frohmann and Other Stories (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malachi's Cove and Other Stories and Essays (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The West Indies and the Spanish Main (1859)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
North America - Volume 1 (1861)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
North America - Volume 2 (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
North America, Volume 3 (1863)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Australia and New Zealand:Volume 1 (1873)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Australia and New Zealand:Volume 2 (1873)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South Africa, Vol. 1 (1877)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
South Africa, Vol. 2 (1877)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Autobiography (With: P.D. Edwards) (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Little Acre: Clerical Tales of the Countryside(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
14 Victorian Stories: Anthology(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Favorite Love Stories(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Greatest Books of All Time #4(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Anthony Trollope was one of the most prolific, respected, and successful English authors of the Victorian Era. He was well known for writing novels based on the fiction, travel, and history genres. Author Trollope was born on April 24, 1815, and died on December 6 1882. His most beloved works include a series of novels called as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. This series is set around an imaginary county known as Barsetshire. Other than that, author Trollope also wrote several perceptive books based on the social, gender, and political issues, as well as other matters of topical interest. The literary reputation of author Trollope saw a dip during his last years. However, he was able to regain the critics’ esteem during the mid 20th century. Author Trollope was born in London, England, The United Kingdom. His father, Thomas Trollope was a barrister. Even though he was a well educated and clever man, he was not able to pass the bar because of his bad temper. He always wanted his sons to attend Cambridge or Oxford and get raised as gentlemen. But, author Trollope had to suffer from the misery during his growing years due to the disparity between the rich background of his family and their relatively small means. Therefore, he went on to attend the Harrow School in London.

From the age of 7, he studied as a free day pupil for a period of 3 years because the farm of his father lay in the neighborhood of the school. Then he completed a short spell in one of the private schools in Sunbury. Then, author Trollope followed the footsteps of his father and two elder brothers and joined the Winchester College. After spending three years there, he returned to the Harrow School and started studying as a day boy, thereby reducing his education cost. Even though author Trollope studied in 2 of the most elite schools in the UK, he suffered a lot of misery because of his poor financial condition. No one was willing to become his friend and he was bullied to a greater extent by the fellow pupils. At that time, he even used to fantasize about committing suicide. In the year 1827, his mother moved to America along 3 younger siblings of author Trollope. After several initial failures, she became a writer and started earning some money. After learning that his mother made a good name for herself as a writer in America, author Trollope also decided to join her. But, he was not able to stay for long over there and soon returned to England to work on his father’s farm. Then, he took a job at a post office, but continued to face problems in his life. He was not punctual and also got himself under a huge debt.

In an attempt to overcome all the failures of his life, author Trollope decided to start writing novels, just like his mother. And up to the time that he got married, he had finished only the first 3 volumes of his debut novel. In the following year, he went on to complete the whole novel. He was still carrying out his postal duties in Ireland and had to take long train journeys. He began using his journey time for writing his novels. Trollope became so much dedicated towards his writing that he set up firm goals about the amount of writing he would do in one day. Eventually, he went on to become one of the most prominent authors of all time. He continued with his writing habit even after becoming a Post Office Inspector, and occasionally drew ideas from the lost letters for developing the plots of his books. As author Trollope used to spend a lot of time in Ireland, the plots of most of his novels are set there. In spite of working sincerely and with a lot of determination, the critics were not much impressed by his writings. One of the reasons for this was that author Trollope was not Irish by birth. Seeing the dislike towards his literary works among the Irish, Trollope returned to England. While working on a postal assignment, he traveled to a number of places in Great Britain for a period of two years. This helped him to get some idea for writing the Barsetshire novels. Author Trollope saw much recognition and appreciation for these novels and hence, decided to continue writing more novels based on Barsetshire by staying in England.

One of the successful novel series written by author Anthony Trollope is titled as ‘Pallier’ series, which consists of 6 books published between the years 1865 and 1880. All the books in this series feature the primary character named Plantegenet Palliser, who is described by the author as a politician and aristocrat. The first book in the series was published under the title ‘Can You Forgive Her?’. It was released by the Penguin Classics publisher in the year 1865. At the start of the book, it is depicted that Alice Vavasor is not able to decide whether to marry the upright gentleman named John Gray or her violent and ambitious cousin named George. In the events that follow, she ends up accepting and rejecting both of them in turn. She becomes increasingly confused and unwilling to forgive herself for letting go the golden opportunity, twice. One of her friends named Lady Glencora seems to have a contrasting fortune as she gets forcefully married to a rising politician named Plantagenet Palliser. This is done so as to prevent Burgo Fitzgerald from wasting all her fortune. With the story of the transgression of Alice, author Trollope has tried to create a telling account of the present condition of the social world.

The first book of the Palliser series was followed by another one titled ‘The Eustace Diamonds’. It was also published by the Penguin Classics publisher in the year 1873. This book begins with the description of the death of Lizzie Eustace’s husband named Sir Florian. She is described by the author as being a beautiful woman. After the death of her husband, Lizzie mysteriously comes across a highly costly diamond necklace. Even though she maintains that she had received it as a gift, the lawyers of the Eustace family insist her to give up the necklace. Lizzie gets the support of her cousin named Frank, however, her new lover named Lord Fawn says that he will marry her only if she surrenders the necklace. Soon, scandal and gossip intensify as the truthfulness of Lizzie is thrown into question. With the desire of keeping the diamond necklace for herself, Lizzie Eustace gets driven to some desperate acts. In this novel, author Trollope has tried to blend dark cynicism and humor, along with a keen perception of the nature of humans. This book bore the hallmarks of all the future works of author Trollope that were followed over the course of his writing career.

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3 Responses to “Anthony Trollope”

  1. Paula Nelson: 1 year ago

    I just finished “The Way We Were Now”, have read about ten various and sundry Trollope novels, and love his stuff, to put it in the vernacular. I would love to be part of an Anthony Trollope book club.

  2. Kathy Roylance: 2 years ago

    I have read and loved Anthony Trollope for decades.
    I always wanted to do a book club but have not found other Trollope readers.

    • Libby: 1 year ago

      Hi Kathy.
      I’d be interested in reading more of Anthony Trollope‘s work with you if your still looking for others.
      I’ve only read Barchester Towers and loved it but haven’t taken the time to get into others.
      I like to read a lot of things so I think reading a Trollope maybe every 2 months
      Would make sense.
      I hope to hear from you!
      Libby West


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