41 Facts About Anthony Trollope


Anthony Trollope was an English novelist and civil servant of the Victorian era.

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Anthony Trollope wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters.

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Anthony Trollope was the son of barrister Thomas Anthony Trollope and the novelist and travel writer Frances Milton Trollope.

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Anthony Trollope suffered much misery in his boyhood owing to the disparity between the privileged background of his parents and their comparatively small means.

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Anthony Trollope returned to Harrow as a day-boy to reduce the cost of his education.

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Anthony Trollope had some very miserable experiences at these two public schools.

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In 1827, his mother Frances Anthony Trollope moved to America with Anthony Trollope's three younger siblings, to Nashoba Commune.

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Anthony Trollope's mother returned in 1831 and rapidly made a name for herself as a writer, soon earning a good income.

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Anthony Trollope gave up his legal practice entirely and failed to make enough income from farming to pay rents to his landlord, Lord Northwick.

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In Belgium, Anthony Trollope was offered a commission in an Austrian cavalry regiment.

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Anthony Trollope returned to London in the autumn of 1834 to take up this post.

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Anthony Trollope hated his work, but saw no alternative and lived in constant fear of dismissal.

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Anthony Trollope based himself in Banagher, King's County, with his work consisting largely of inspection tours in Connaught.

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Anthony Trollope took up fox hunting, which he pursued enthusiastically for the next three decades.

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At the watering place of Dun Laoghaire, Anthony Trollope met Rose Heseltine, the daughter of a Rotherham bank manager.

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Anthony Trollope began writing on the numerous long train trips around Ireland he had to take to carry out his postal duties.

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Anthony Trollope wrote his earliest novels while working as a Post Office inspector, occasionally dipping into the "lost-letter" box for ideas.

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In 1851, Anthony Trollope was sent to England, charged with investigating and reorganising rural mail delivery in south-western England and south Wales.

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Anthony Trollope describes this time as "two of the happiest years of my life".

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Anthony Trollope immediately began work on Barchester Towers, the second Barsetshire novel; upon its publication in 1857, he received an advance payment of £100 against his share of the profits.

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In late 1859, Anthony Trollope learned of preparations for the release of the Cornhill Magazine, to be published by George Murray Smith and edited by William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Anthony Trollope wrote to the latter, offering to provide short stories for the new magazine.

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Anthony Trollope offered Smith Castle Richmond, which he was then writing; but Smith declined to accept an Irish story, and suggested a novel dealing with English clerical life as had Barchester Towers.

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Anthony Trollope then devised the plot of Framley Parsonage, setting it near Barchester so that he could make use of characters from the Barsetshire novels.

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Postal history credits Anthony Trollope with introducing the pillar box in the United Kingdom.

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Anthony Trollope had overcome the awkwardness of his youth, made good friends in literary circles, and hunted enthusiastically.

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In 1865, Anthony Trollope was among the founders of the liberal Fortnightly Review.

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Anthony Trollope applied for Tilley's old post, but was passed over in favour of a subordinate, Frank Ives Scudamore.

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Anthony Trollope had long dreamt of taking a seat in the House of Commons.

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Anthony Trollope described his period of campaigning in Beverley as "the most wretched fortnight of my manhood".

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Anthony Trollope wrote a travel book focusing on his experiences in the US during the American Civil War titled North America .

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In 1871, Anthony Trollope made his first trip to Australia, arriving in Melbourne on 28 July 1871 on the SS Great Britain, with his wife and their cook.

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Anthony Trollope visited the penal colony of Port Arthur and its cemetery, Isle of the Dead.

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Anthony Trollope returned to Australia in 1875 to help his son close down his failed farming business.

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Anthony Trollope found that the resentment created by his accusations of bragging remained.

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In 1880, Anthony Trollope moved to the village of South Harting in West Sussex.

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Anthony Trollope spent some time in Ireland in the early 1880s researching his last, unfinished, novel, The Landleaguers.

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Anthony Trollope died in Marylebone, London, in 1882 and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, near the grave of his contemporary, Wilkie Collins.

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Anthony Trollope made it clear that he disliked Trollope's narrative method; Trollope's cheerful interpolations into his novels about how his storylines could take any twist their author wanted did not appeal to James's sense of artistic integrity.

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Anthony Trollope's [Trollope's] great, his inestimable merit was a complete appreciation of the usual.

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Anthony Trollope will remain one of the most trustworthy, though not one of the most eloquent, of the writers who have helped the heart of man to know itself.

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