Anthony Trollope was one of the most prodigious British novelists of the nineteenth century who helped shape the contours of English literature since the Victorian times. He is mostly acknowledged for his collection of novels famously referred to as the Chronicles of Barsetshire and a separate series known as Palliser novels. He lived between 1815 and 1882.
Order of Anthony Trollope Non-Fiction Books
|1||The West Indies and the Spanish Main||1859|
|2||North America - Volume 1||1861|
|3||North America, Volume 2||1862|
|4||North America, Volume 3||1863|
|5||Clergymen of the Church of England||1866|
|6||British Sports and Pastimes. 1868||1868|
|7||The Commentaries of Caesar||1870|
|8||Australia and New Zealand: Volume 1||1873|
|9||Australia and New Zealand. Volume 2||1873|
|13||The Tireless Traveler: Twenty Letters to the Liverpool Mercury||1978|
|14||The Letters of Anthony Trollope||1979|
Order of Anthony Trollope Short Stories
|1||The Relics of General Chasse: A Tale of Antwerp (Short Story)||1860|
|2||The Courtship Of Susan Bell (Short Story)||1860|
|3||An Unprotected Female At The Pyramids (Short Story)||1860|
|4||The Chateau Of Prince Polignac||1860|
|5||Returning Home (Short Story)||1861|
|6||George Walker At Suez||1861|
|7||The Parson's Daughter Of Oxney Colne (Short Story)||1861|
|8||The Man Who Kept His Money In A Box (Short Story)||1864|
|10||The Telegraph Girl (Short Story)||1877|
|11||How the "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland (Short Story)||1878|
|12||Alice Dugdale (Short Story)||1878|
|13||The Mistletoe Bough||1883|
|14||Christmas at Thompson Hall (Short Story)||1893|
Order of Anthony Trollope Short Story Collections
|1||Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories||1867|
|2||Early Short Stories||1870|
|3||The Spotted Dog and Other Stories||1870|
|4||Anthony Trollope: The Complete Shorter Fiction||1882|
|5||Later Short Stories||1882|
|6||Frau Frohmann And Other Stories||1882|
|7||The Complete Short Stories||1882|
|8||Mary Gresley and Other Stories||1951|
|9||Complete Short Stories Editors and Writers||1979|
|10||Collected Short Stories||1987|
|11||Complete Short Stories: Christmas Stories v. 2||1990|
Order of Anthony Trollope Standalone Novels
Order of Chronicles of Barsetshire Series
|5||The Small House at Allington||1864|
|6||The Last Chronicle of Barset||1867|
Order of Palliser Series
Predominantly, Trollope’s novels dwelt on matters of social, political and gender issues, which engaged the interests of European societies during his time. He also authored dozens of short stories and travel books on themes that affected the daily lives of his primary audience. All through, Trollope enjoyed the esteem of fans and critics because of the depth of his literary insight.
ANTHONY TROLLOPE’S BOOKS INTO MOVIES:
Doctor Thorne (2016) is the latest screen adaptation of Trollope’s novels. The three-part television drama that features on ITV was written by Julian Fellowes. The drama features Tom Hollander and Stefanie Martini as Doctor Thorne and Mary Thorne respectively. The intriguing flow of the story is rendered in outstanding dramatic details that gives the entire story a unique audio-visual flourish.
Trollope’s fourth novel, The Warden, was serialized by the BBC in 1951. The serialization was broadcast live, but it was never recorded. The BBC presentation had a profound positive effect that spurred fresh interest into the works of the nineteenth century author. Subsequent screen adaptations have tended to reenact the Victorian social realities albeit with some modifications.
In 1974, the BBC ran a dramatized version of The Pallisers, which was the boldest television adaptations of Trollope’s works. The dramatization combined all the six books under the original Pallisers series. The filming took 13 months and involved a significantly huge cast. Cumulatively, the program involved twenty years of narrative with diverse thematic content.
There was also an adaptation of the Barchester Towers by the BBC in 1982. The filming was done around Peterborough Cathedral and ended up winning the Bafta award for Best Design. In 2001, the BBC featured a magnificent performance of ‘The Way We Live Now.’ The BBC One featured, ‘He Knew He Was Right,’ in 2004, which was critically acclaimed.
BEST ANTHONY TROLLOPE BOOKS:
The Warden: This is Trollope’s first book and one of the highly acknowledged because of its exceptional form and thematic substance. Much of the novel revolves around the moral and legal tussle between Mr Septimus Harding, the warden of Hiram’s hospital and a young church reformer, John Bold over the warden’s hefty remunerations. The novel was published in 1855.
Bold considers the warden’s remunerations as unjustifiably excessive and disproportionate with other people’s salaries. The tipping point comes when the warden opts to relinquish his position on moral grounds. Overall, this is a story that weaves around matters of moral responsibility, kinship and love. The entangled social realities make this novel all the more interesting.
Barchester Towers: This novel is the second in Trollope’s series commonly known as Chronicles of Barsetshire. Published in 1857, Barchester Towers projects a critical angle on the rift between the Evangelical adherents and followers of the High Church during the turbulent times of the church of England. Many critics have found the book resoundingly vivid in its portrayal of the Victorian society.
Rival perspectives about the book have often labelled the charge of exaggeration, particularly in its treatment of the presumed excesses of the church leadership and the hypocrisy of the members. There is an impressive sense in which the author poured his passion into this novel with keen attention on the chinks that showed in the church’s armor during Trollope’s time.
Can You Forgive Her?: This is the first novel under Trollope’s Palliser series. In various respects, the author lets loose his diverse sentiments on femininity as expressed across a range of issues that include courtship and marriage. This book provides a resourceful grip into gender roles and expectations as they played out during the nineteenth century European society.
Trollope appeared to shine his search light on some of the vexing issues that appertain the character of women when placed against the challenges posed by the patriarchal mindset of his time. Through the characters of Alice Vavasor, Glencora Palliser and Arabella Greenow, the author lets us understand the varying shades of the authentic Victorian woman. The novel reveals the author as a keen observant and interpreter of the social realities of his era.