Trollope, Anthony

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Born: Apr 24, 1815 AD
Died: 1882 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Novelists


1815 - Born on April 24th in London, England. English novelist whose popular success concealed until long after his death the nature and extent of his literary merit.

1834–1841 - He spent miserably as a junior clerk in the General Post Office, but he was then transferred as a postal surveyor to Ireland, where he began to enjoy a social life.

1844 - Was married to Rose Heseltine, an Englishwoman, and set up house at Clonmel, in Tipperary.

         - He then embarked upon a literary career that leaves a dominant impression of immense energy and versatility.

1855 - The Warden was his first novel of distinction, a penetrating study of the warden of an old people's home who is attacked for making too much profit from a charitable sinecure.

1857-1867 - Trollope produced five other books set: Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, and The Last Chronicle of Barset.

1868 - Trollope moved back to London, resigning from the civil service and unsuccessfully standing as a Liberal parliamentary candidate.

         - Traces of his new style are to be found in the slow-moving He Knew He Was Right, a subtle account of a rich man's jealous obsession with his innocent wife.

1882 - Died on December 6th in London.
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