Anthony Trollope was a renowned English novelist of the Victorian era. Born in 1815, he is best known for his insightful and realistic portrayals of English society. Trollope’s literary style is characterized by his keen observations of human nature and his ability to capture the complexities of social relationships. His works often explore themes of love, marriage, class, and politics.

Trollope’s writing was heavily influenced by his own experiences working in the British postal service, which provided him with a deep understanding of bureaucracy and the inner workings of institutions. His most notable works include the “Chronicles of Barsetshire” series, which includes novels such as “The Warden” and “Barchester Towers.” These novels offer a detailed and nuanced portrayal of the clergy and the social dynamics of a fictional English county. Trollope’s works have had a lasting impact on the genre of Victorian literature, and his realistic approach to storytelling continues to be admired by readers and scholars alike.

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  • 1966: The Last Chronicle of Barset, by Anthony Trollope, volume 1 of 2

    The Last Chronicle of Barset is a classic English novel by Anthony Trollope, and is the first volume of a two-part series. The book is part of the Everyman’s Library series and is introduced by Kathleen Tillotson. It is a beautifully designed hardcover volume with a red cover and gilt lettering on the spine. The book is in excellent condition, with no writing or markings, and has soft blue end papers and top edges. The dust jacket is bright pink with a drawing on the front, although it does show some signs of wear and fading on the spine.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset is a tale of love, politics, and scandal set in the fictional county of Barsetshire. The novel follows the lives of several characters, including clergymen, politicians, and their families, as they navigate the complexities of Victorian society.

  • 1970s: Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope, International Collectors Library

    Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope is a classic novel that has been beautifully reproduced in a vintage edition by the International Collectors Library. The book features drawings by Donald McKay and is bound in dark green leatherette with rich gilt ornamentation and lettering on the cover and spine. The deckled edges and top edges gilt add to the vintage charm of the book. The replica edition closely follows the original design by French master bookbinder Emile Mercier, with an all-over pattern of squares running diagonally and rosettes at each corner. The spine bears raised bands and is divided into six panels with a gold pointelle ornament. The slate blue cover has genuine gold on the filigreed front cover and panelled spine, and there is a matching ribbon marker. This collectible edition of Barchester Towers is part of the Great English Novels of the 19th Century series and would make a wonderful gift for any lover of classic literature.