Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-known books collectively comprise the Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire and includes the books The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, and others. Trollope wrote nearly 50 novels in all, in addition to short stories, essays, and plays.
The Bertramsby Anthony Trollope
Published in the same year as Darwin's Origin of Species, The Bertrams examines the doctrine of competition and the survival of the fittest in Victorian society through the contrasted careers of three young Oxford graduates. Its principal, moving story concerns the tragic confusion of the brilliant scholar George Bertram, radically at odds with the ethos of the age, and torn between youthful idealism and love for the regal, ambitious Caroline Waddington.
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