Anthony Trollope Books

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

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1 The West Indies and the Spanish Main 1859 Description / Buy
2 North America - Volume 1 1861 Description / Buy
3 North America, Volume 2 1862 Description / Buy
4 North America 1862 Description / Buy
5 North America, Volume 3 1863 Description / Buy
6 Clergymen of the Church of England 1866 Description / Buy
7 British Sports and Pastimes. 1868 1868 Description / Buy
8 The Commentaries of Caesar 1870 Description / Buy
9 Australia and New Zealand: Volume 1 1873 Description / Buy
10 Australia and New Zealand. Volume 2 1873 Description / Buy
11 South Africa 1877 Description / Buy
12 Thackeray 1879 Description / Buy
13 Autobiography 1883 Description / Buy
14 The Tireless Traveler: Twenty Letters to the Liverpool Mercury 1978 Description / Buy
15 The Letters of Anthony Trollope 1979 Description / Buy

Order of Anthony Trollope Short Stories

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1 The Relics of General Chasse: A Tale of Antwerp (Short Story) 1860 Description / Buy
2 The Courtship Of Susan Bell (Short Story) 1860 Description / Buy
3 An Unprotected Female At The Pyramids (Short Story) 1860 Description / Buy
4 The Chateau Of Prince Polignac 1860 Description / Buy
5 George Walker At Suez 1861 Description / Buy
6 Returning Home (Short Story) 1861 Description / Buy
7 The Parson's Daughter Of Oxney Colne (Short Story) 1861 Description / Buy
8 The Man Who Kept His Money In A Box (Short Story) 1864 Description / Buy
9 Mrs. General Talboys (Short Story) 1864 Description / Buy
10 Hunting Sketches 1865 Description / Buy
11 The Telegraph Girl (Short Story) 1877 Description / Buy
12 How the "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland (Short Story) 1878 Description / Buy
13 Alice Dugdale (Short Story) 1878 Description / Buy
14 The Mistletoe Bough 1883 Description / Buy
15 Christmas at Thompson Hall (Short Story) 1893 Description / Buy

Order of Anthony Trollope Short Story Collections

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1 Lotta Schmidt and Other Stories 1867 Description / Buy
2 The Spotted Dog and Other Stories 1870 Description / Buy
3 Early Short Stories 1870 Description / Buy
4 The Complete Short Stories 1882 Description / Buy
5 Frau Frohmann And Other Stories 1882 Description / Buy
6 Later Short Stories 1882 Description / Buy
7 Anthony Trollope: The Complete Shorter Fiction 1882 Description / Buy
8 Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Christmas Stories 1882 Description / Buy
9 Mary Gresley and Other Stories 1951 Description / Buy
10 Complete Short Stories Editors and Writers 1979 Description / Buy
11 Collected Short Stories 1987 Description / Buy
12 Complete Short Stories: Christmas Stories v. 2 1990 Description / Buy
13 Alice Dugdale, and Other Stories 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Anthony Trollope Standalone Novels

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1 The Macdermots of Ballycloran 1847 Description / Buy
2 The Kellys And The O'Kellys 1848 Description / Buy
3 La Vendée 1850 Description / Buy
4 The Three Clerks 1858 Description / Buy
5 The Bertrams 1859 Description / Buy
6 Castle Richmond 1860 Description / Buy
7 John Bull on the Guadalquivir (Short Story) 1860 Description / Buy
8 A Ride Across Palestine 1861 Description / Buy
9 Aaron Trow 1861 Description / Buy
10 The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson 1862 Description / Buy
11 Orley Farm 1862 Description / Buy
12 Rachel Ray 1863 Description / Buy
13 The House of Heine Brothers (Short Story) 1864 Description / Buy
14 Miss Sarah Jack of Spanish Town (Short Story) 1864 Description / Buy
15 Miss Mackenzie 1865 Description / Buy
16 The Belton Estate 1866 Description / Buy
17 Travelling Sketches 1866 Description / Buy
18 The Claverings 1867 Description / Buy
19 Nina Balatka 1867 Description / Buy
20 Linda Tressel 1868 Description / Buy
21 He Knew He Was Right 1869 Description / Buy
22 The Vicar of Bullhampton 1870 Description / Buy
23 Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite 1870 Description / Buy
24 The Golden Lion of Granpere 1871 Description / Buy
25 Ralph the Heir 1871 Description / Buy
26 Harry Heathcote of Gangoil 1874 Description / Buy
27 Lady Anna 1874 Description / Buy
28 The Way We Live Now 1875 Description / Buy
29 An Editor's Tale 1876 Description / Buy
30 The Writings of Anthony Trollope 1876 Description / Buy
31 The American Senator 1877 Description / Buy
32 The Lady of Launay 1878 Description / Buy
33 Is He Popenjoy? 1878 Description / Buy
34 John Caldigate 1879 Description / Buy
35 An Eye for an Eye 1879 Description / Buy
36 Cousin Henry 1879 Description / Buy
37 Dr. Wortle's School 1879 Description / Buy
38 Life of Cicero 1880 Description / Buy
39 Ayala's Angel 1881 Description / Buy
40 Marion Fay 1882 Description / Buy
41 Kept in the Dark 1882 Description / Buy
42 The Fixed Period 1882 Description / Buy
43 The Landleaguers 1883 Description / Buy
44 Mr. Scarborough's Family 1883 Description / Buy
45 An Old Man's Love 1884 Description / Buy
46 Tacitus 1885 Description / Buy
47 The Noble Jilt 1923 Description / Buy
48 Victoria and Tasmania 2017 Description / Buy
49 The Commentaries of Cyaesar 2018 Description / Buy
50 The Clavrerings 2018 Description / Buy
51 How the Mastiffs Went to Iceland (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
52 The Chronicles of Barsetshire 2018 Description / Buy
53 The Vicar of Wrexhill 2019 Description / Buy
54 The Barnabys In America 2019 Description / Buy
55 Tales of Other Countries 2019 Description / Buy
56 Mrs General Talboys (Short Story) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Chronicles of Barsetshire Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Warden (Short Story) 1855 Description / Buy
2 Barchester Towers 1857 Description / Buy
3 Doctor Thorne 1858 Description / Buy
4 Framley Parsonage 1861 Description / Buy
5 The Small House at Allington 1864 Description / Buy
6 The Small House at Allington Novel by 1864 Description / Buy
7 The Last Chronicle of Barset 1867 Description / Buy

Order of Palliser Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Can You Forgive Her? 1865 Description / Buy
2 Phineas Finn 1869 Description / Buy
3 The Eustace Diamonds 1873 Description / Buy
4 Phineas Redux 1873 Description / Buy
5 The Prime Minister 1876 Description / Buy
6 The Duke's Children 1880 Description / Buy
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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.


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.


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.

When Does The Next Anthony Trollope book come out?

Anthony Trollope doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Mrs General Talboys and was released on October, 12th 2019.