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 Macdermots Of Ballycloranby Anthony Trollope
The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847) by Anthony Trollope is his first published novel. Possibly due to its unrelentingly grim and tragic themes, it did not appeal to the sensibilities of the Victorian reading public. The story of struggles among the landed gentry and one family's downfall, with themes of seduction, revenge, and murder, is indeed a difficult read.
But Trollope learned well from this first foray into publication, and went on to become one of the most popular and prolific British Victorian novelists, eventually to be known for his gentle humor, sparkling social satire, warmhearted relationships, satisfying resolutions, and, above all, happy endings.
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