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).
  • ''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).
  • ''A man can't do what he likes with his coverts.''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lord Chiltern, in Phineas Redux, vol. 2, ch. xiv, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).
  • ''It was his title that killed me. I had never spoken to a lord before. Oh, me! what a fool, what a beast I have been!''
    Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lucy Robarts, Framley Parsonage, vol. 3, ch. xxvi, London, Smith, Elder (1861).
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