Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope
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Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.

Noted fans have included Sir Alec Guinness (who never travelled without a Trollope novel), former British Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Sir John Major, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, English judge Lord Denning, American novelists Sue Grafton and Dominick Dunne and soap opera writer Harding ... more »

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  • ''I never knew a government yet that wanted to do anything.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Laurence Fitzgibbon, in Phineas Finn, vol. 2, ch. iii, London, Virtue (1869).
  • "It always is right in the novels. That's why I don't like them. They are too sweet."
    "That's why I do like them, because they are so sweet. A sermon is not to tell you what you are, but what ...
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lily and Bell Dale, in The Small House at Allington, vol. 2, ch. xlii, London, Smith, Elder (1864).
  • He was a thing to her so foul that all her feminine nature recoiled from the closeness of his presence, and her flesh crept as she felt that the same atmosphere encompassed them. And this man was to b...
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Linda of Steinmarc, in Linda Tressel, vol. 2, ch. xiii, Edinburgh and London, Blackwood (1868).
  • ''I ain't a bit ashamed of anything.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lizzie Eustace, in The Eustace Diamonds, vol. 3, ch. lxxii, London, Chapman and Hall (1873).
  • ''They're a queer lot;Main't they,—the sort of people one meets about in the world?''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lord Carruthers, in The Eustace Diamonds, vol. 3, ch. lxxv, London, Chapman and Hall (1873).
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