Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the English Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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Introduction, Biography, Lighter Reading

"Anthony Trollope." A brief introduction to Trollope, additional articles on Can You Forgive Her, Barchester Towers, illustrations in Trollope's novels, and more. Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians, British Library.

"Anthony Trollope." Trollope's writing techniques, themes, biography, and the Victorian background.The Victorian Web, ed. Professor George Landow.

The 100 best novels: No. 22, The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope (1875). A popular article, by Robert McCrum, from the (UK) Guardian, 17 Feb. 2014.

"The Way We Write Now." On the BBC adaptation of Trollope's The Way We Live Now. Article by Tim Adams in the (UK) Guardian, 11 Nov. 2001.

The Way We Live Now. A PBS web site on Anthony Trollope's novel, contains an interview with actor David Suchet about playing Melmotte, a biography of Trollope, and topics for discussion.

He Knew He Was Right. A BBC web site, contains an interview with the author of the screenplay for the broadcast of He Knew He Was Right in 2004.

Maunder, Andres. "Anthony Trollope." Literary Encyclopedia, 18 July 2001 [subscription service].

Meade, Rebecca. "Lawyers Who Love Trollope." The New Yorker, 16 April, 2001.

Moody, Ellen. "Anthony Trollope - British Novelist." An introduction to Trollope. Additional sections include an article on letter-writing characters in Trollope's novels, extensive bibliographies, reproductions of illustrations to his novels, and excerpts from the Trollope discussion list. Professor Moody's web site.

"Anthony Trollope." A biography from the Trollope Society.

Literary Criticism

Faulkner, Karen. "Anthony Trollope's Apprenticeship." Explores how Trollope taught himself to be a writer of successful fiction. Nineteenth-Century Fiction 38, 2 (Sep. 1983) pp 161-88 [free at jstor].

Franklin, J. Jeffrey. "Anthony Trollope Meets Pierre Bourdieu: The Conversion of Capital as Plot in the Mid-Victorian British Novel." Victorian Literature and Culture 31, 2 (2003) pp 501-21 [free at jstor].

Hughes, Robert. "'Spontaneous Order' and the Politics of Anthony Trollope." Nineteenth-Century Literature 41, 1 (June 1986) pp 32-48 [free at jstor].

Lonergan, Patrick. "The Representation of Phineas Finn: Anthony Trollope's Palliser Series and Victorian Ireland." Victorian Literature and Culture 32, 1 (2004) pp 147-58 [free at jstor].

Michie, Elsie B. A review of Michie's The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James. Reviewed by Supritha Rajan in Studies in the Novel 45, 1 (Spring 2013) pp 132-34 [free at jstor].

Nardin, Jane. "The Social Critic in Anthony Trollope's Novels." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 Vol. 30, No. 4 (Autumn 1990) pp 679-96 [free at jstor].

Reiter, Paula Jean "Husbands, wives, and lawyers: Gender roles and professional representation in Trollope and the Adelaide Bartlett case." College Literature 25, 1: Law, Literature, and Interdisciplinarity (Winter 1998) [preview or purchase, jstor].

Tintner, Adeline R. "James's 'The Patagonia': a critique of Trollope's 'The Journey to Panama.'" Compares short stories by Henry James and Anthony Trollope. Studies in Short Fiction 32, 1 (Winter 1995) [questia subscription service].

Ziegenhagen, Timothy. "Trollope's Professional Gentleman: Medical Training and Medical Practice in Doctor Thorne and The Warden." Studies in the Novel 38, 2 (Summer 2006) pp 154-71 [free at jstor].

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