Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Anthony Trollope in April

It's finally April, time for the Anthony Trollope Bicentennial Celebration!  This month, I'm hosting a celebration of the life and work of Anthony Trollope, one of the most beloved and prolific of Victorian English writers.   I'll post weekly roundups with links to other bloggers who are writing about anything Trollope related -- a book review, a review of one of the many TV adaptations of his work, or whatever strikes his or her fancy.  To sign up or see a list of bloggers participating, click here

And there will be giveaways!  Once a week, I'll be giving away a book by Anthony Trollope right here on this blog!  Some of the giveaways will be eligible to bloggers world-wide, some only here in the U.S.

To start out the month, here's a list of Trollope's major works -- he wrote 47 novels, including two series, the Chronicles of Barset and the Pallisers.

Here's a (mostly) chronological list of his works, courtesy of 

    (The Barset series is denoted by *, The Palliser series is denoted by +)

  • The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847)
  • The Kellys and the O'Kellys (1848)
  • La Vendee (1850)
  • The Warden (1855)*
  • Barchester Towers (1857)*
  • The Three Clerks (1858)
  • Doctor Thorne (1858)*
  • The Bertrams (1859)
  • Castle Richmond (1860)
  • Framley Parsonage (1861)*
  • Orley Farm (1862)
  • Brown, Jones and Robinson (1862)
  • Rachel Ray (1863)
  • The Small House at Allington (1864)
  • Can You Forgive Her?+
  • Miss Mackenzie (1865)
  • The Belton Estate (1866)
  • Nina Balatka (1867)
  • The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)*
  • The Claverings (1867)
  • Linda Tressel (1868)
  • Phineas Finn (1869)+
  • He Knew He Was Right (1869)
  • The Vicar of Bullhampton (1870)
  • Sir Harry Hotspur (1871)
  • Ralph the Heir (1871)
  • The Golden Lion of Granpere (1872)
  • The Eustace Diamonds (1873)+
  • Phineas Redux (1874)+
  • Lady Anna (1874)
  • Harry Heathcote of Gangoil (1874)
  • The Way We Live Now (1875)
  • The Prime Minister (1876)+
  • The American Senator (1877)
  • Is He Popenjoy (1878)
  • An Eye for an Eye (1879)
  • John Caldigate (1879)
  • Cousin Henry (1879)
  • The Duke's Children (1880)+ 
  • Dr Wortle's School (1881)
  • Ayala's Angel (1882)
  • Kept in the Dark (1882)
  • The Fixed Period (1882)
  • Mr Scarborough's Family (1883)
  • The Landleaguers (1883)
  • An Old Man's Love (1884)
  • An Autobiography (1883) 
And here's a great illustration of Trollope that I found thanks to o at Behold the Stars:
According to o, this was a study for a drawing published in Vanity Fair in 1873.  
If you've posted about Anthony Trollope already, please put a link to your blog in the comments below and I'll add them to the weekly roundup.  I've already read Lady Anna and I'll be posting my review tomorrow!  Happy reading!


  1. Looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting :)

  2. Oops, I thought the celebration was starting on April 24. Will revise my reading plans. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Nope, it's all month long! There's plenty of time and plenty of Trollope to read!

  3. I'm halfway through Rachel Ray so should have something posted for next week. Really looking forward to a month of Trollope.

    1. I loved Rachel Ray! It's one of my favorites from his stand-alone novels. I'm looking forward to your review.

  4. I haven't decided what to read yet - fortunately the Trollope section of the TBR stacks is well-stocked :) This will be a wonderful month!

    1. I'm embarrassed to say I have 17 unread Trollope novels on my TBR shelf -- I hit the jackpot at Half-Price Books a couple of years ago, and I've just been accumulating them. I figure if I read at least year books by Trollope every year I'll be done in . . . ten more years!

    2. Unless/until you find more :)

    3. I don't think I could resist.

  5. I just uploaded my review of He Knew He Was Right on my blog: . Next up, I am reading Three Clerks which I hope to finish by April 23.

  6. My first post on The Eustace Diamonds. More will follow until I run out of things to say.

    Thanks for organizing this. Happy birthday, Mr .Trollope.

  7. Finally got a post on Rachel Ray done.