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Publication Order of Chronicles of Barsetshire Books

The Warden (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barchester Towers (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Thorne (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
Framley Parsonage (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Small House at Allington (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Palliser Books

Can You Forgive Her? (1865)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phineas Finn (1869)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eustace Diamonds (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phineas Redux (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prime Minister (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke's Children (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Complete Short Stories: Courtship and Marriage (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spotted Dog and Other Stories (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary Gresley and Other Stories (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frau Frohmann and Other Stories (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malachi's Cove and Other Stories and Essays (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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: 2 years 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: 2 years 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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