Anthony Trollope was among the most prolific, popular, and richly diverse writers of the mid-Victorian period, with forty-seven novels and a variety of other writings to his name. Both a serial and series writer whose novels traversed Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand, and genres from realism to science fiction, Trollope also published criticism, short fiction, travel writing and biography. The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope provides a state-of-the-field review of critical perspectives on his work, with the volume's sixteen essays addressing Trollope's biography, autobiography, canonical fiction, short stories and travel writing, as well as surveying diverse topics including gender, sexuality, vulgarity, and the law.
About the Author
Lisa Niles is Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, Georgia.
Table of ContentsChronology; 1. Trollope's literary life and times Mark W. Turner; 2. Trollope as autobiographer and biographer Victoria Glendinning; 3. Trollope's Barsetshire series Mary Poovey; 4. The Palliser novels William A. Cohen; 5. Trollope Redux: the later novels Robert Tracy; 6. Trollope's short fiction Lisa Niles; 7. Trollope and the sensation novel Jenny Bourne Taylor; 8. Queer Trollope Kate Flint; 9. The Hobbledehoy in Trollope Laurie Langbauer; 10. The construction of masculinities David Skilton; 11. Vulgarity and money Elsie B. Michie; 12. Anthony Trollope and the law Ayelet Ben-Yishai; 13. Trollope and travel James Buzard.