Anthony Trollope wrote about Victorian Society, often satirising the hypocrisies and petty jealousies that permeated it (and which continue to this day). He is noted for his realistic portrayal of women and their ways of coping with a society which treated them as second class citizens.
Classic: The Way We Live Now – a cautionary tale of a financial scandal, effectively a Ponzi Scheme, that is still relevant 150 years after it was first published
Try this first: Barchester Towers – a send up of office politics and social climbers set in a Victorian cathedral city Buy Barchester Towers
Best Biography/Critical Analysis: Although his Autobiography is a great read, it is not always wholly reliable, so try Trollope by Victoria Glendinning Buy the Biography
To find out more about Anthony Trollope and join the Trollope Society go to: Home – Trollope Society
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